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Plastic Theatre at Queen Mary's Hospital - WWI

Dr. Harold Gillies, an early pioneer in plastic surgery, was a member of the British Army Medical Corps during World War I.

Shocked by the massive facial injuries of soldiers, injured by fighting in the trenches and elsewhere, Gillies requested that a special hospital be setup to treat these patients.

Queen Mary's Hospital, located southeast of London in Sidcup, was established to fill that purpose. 

In this image—part of The Gillies Archives from Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup—we see Dr. Gillies (on the right) and members of his team in the "Plastic Theatre." The picture was taken in 1917.


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Image, described above, online via The Gillies Archives from Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup

 

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