Sir Harold Gillies’s pioneering work recognised as part of Passchendaele commemorations

Sir Harold Gillies

The pioneering work of Sir Harold Gillies, whom the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute is co-named after, has been recognised by the UK’s Daily Mail as part of the commemorations of the battle of Passchendaele.

Sir Harold, a New Zealand-born plastic surgery pioneer, is credited with helping thousands of young men disfigured during World War I. The Daily Mail tells the story of a 19-year-old soldier, who was not expected to survive severe facial injuries sustained during the battle, but went on to live another 60 years thanks to Sir Harold’s life-saving work.

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