Harold Gillies - considered to be the father of plastic surgery

Sir Harold Delf Gillies June 1882 – 10 September was a New Zealand-born, and later London-based, otolaryngologist who is widely considered the father of plastic surgery

Records of the pioneering plastic surgery performed by Dr Harold Gillies on WWI soldiers William M. Spreckley, a Lieutenant from the Sherwood Foresters Service in the British contingent, 16th battalion. He was Gillies’ 132nd patient and was admitted to the hospital in January 1917 at the age of 33 with a ‘gunshot wound nose’. He was discharged three and a half years later in October 1920

Pioneering plastic surgery records from First World War published

Records of the pioneering plastic surgery performed by Dr Harold Gillies on WWI…

First World War soldier who became the first person to undergo plastic surgery    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2636507/Pictures-of-first-person-to-undergo-plastic-surgery-released.html

Pictures of first person to undergo plastic surgery released

Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo advanced plastic surgery and skin transplant 1917

“ Patients of surgeon Harold Gillies during WWI and WWII ” Okay, these photographs pissed me off a bit, because they don’t show off how much of a genius Dr. Harold Gillies, the father of modern...

“ Patients of surgeon Harold Gillies during WWI and WWII ” Okay, these photographs pissed me off a bit, because they don’t show off how much of a genius Dr. Harold Gillies, the father of modern...

A small boy whose face was ravaged by Congenital Syphilis, which occurs when a child is born to a mother with syphilis. The devestation of this disease was ho

Willie Vicarage, suffering facial wounds in the Battle of Jutland, was one of the first men to receive facial reconstruction using plastic surgery.

The process of reconstructing a face. Work of Dr. Henry Gillies, founder of modern plastic surgery.

The process of reconstructing a face. Henry Gillies, founder of modern plastic surgery. The tube of flesh keeps blood supplied to the affected area allowing healing.

Plastic Surgery of the Face. Harold Gillies's textbook that birthed modern plastic surgery. (Actually a really fascinating read, about a first year university level)

Plastic surgery of the face based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns, with original illustrations : Gillies, H. D. (Harold Delf), 1882-1960 : Free Download & Streaming

Plastic Surgery of the Face. Harold Gillies's textbook that birthed modern plastic surgery. (Actually a really fascinating read, about a first year university level)

Reconstruction phases of a Willie Vicarage's jaw after a bullet hit in 1921. Considering the date, that is damned impressive.... Antibiotics had not yet been invented, meaning it was very hard to graft tissue from one part of the body to another because infection often developed.  Traditionally, the edges of facial wounds were simply stitched together, but when scar tissue contracted faces were left twisted and disfigured. Harold Gillies, known as the father of modern plastic surgery, did...

Reconstruction phases of a Willie Vicarage's jaw after a bullet hit in 1921. Considering the date, that is damned impressive.... Antibiotics had not yet been invented, meaning it was very hard to graft tissue from one part of the body to another because infection often developed. Traditionally, the edges of facial wounds were simply stitched together, but when scar tissue contracted faces were left twisted and disfigured. Harold Gillies, known as the father of modern plastic surgery, did...

Harold Gilles WWI plastic surgery

“ Patients of surgeon Harold Gillies during WWI and WWII ” Okay, these photographs pissed me off a bit, because they don’t show off how much of a genius Dr. Harold Gillies, the father of modern.

The introduction of ferocious weapons and trench warfare in WWI resulted in devastating injuries that required a new type of surgery. In response, Sir Harold Gillies standardised century old techniques and established the discipline of 'plastic surgery'

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Mesmerised by facial reconstruction pioneered by Harold Gillies in WWI. http://gilliesarchives.org.uk/ Many drawn by Tonks

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The First World War was a war dominated by high explosives and heavy artillery.

Faces from the Front : Harold Gillies, the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern

Faces from the Front : Harold Gillies, the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern

Plastic surgery of the face based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns, with original illustrations - Sir Harold Gillies (1920)

Plastic surgery of the face based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns, with original illustrations : Gillies, H. D. (Harold Delf), 1882-1960 : Free Download & Streaming

Plastic surgery of the face based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns, with original illustrations - Sir Harold Gillies

Faces from the Front : Harold Gillies, the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern

Faces from the Front : Harold Gillies, the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern

Harold Gillies, The Front, The Queen, Origins

Sir Harold Gillies, pionier van plastische chirurgie  https://www.ntvg.nl/artikelen/sir-harold-gillies-pionier-van-plastische-chirurgie/volledig  Gillies creëerde zo het specialisme van de plastische en reconstructieve chirurgie

Sir Harold Gillies, pionier van plastische chirurgie https://www.ntvg.nl/artikelen/sir-harold-gillies-pionier-van-plastische-chirurgie/volledig Gillies creëerde zo het specialisme van de plastische en reconstructieve chirurgie

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