Friday, July 01, 2011

Thank you, Dr. Mayhew

A wonderfully written comment by Dr. Emily Mayhew, Military Medical Historian at Imperial College London, to my post below, made me curious about other things she has produced. I came upon this marvelous story about a New Zealand and a Scottish doctor who, during wartime, invented many of the practices used in plastic surgery. This is documented in her book, The Reconstruction Of Warriors, published by Greenhill Books. The story was also the subject of a BBC documentary, narrated by Dr. Mayhew.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that many of our medical advances, including modern blood banking, have come from wartime experience. This sounds like a fascinating book; I found the US amazon source also: