Book ‘The Facemaker’ by Lindsey Fitzharris

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A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I
"Enthralling. Harrowing. Heartbreaking. And utterly redemptive. Lindsey Fitzharris hit this one out of the park." ― Erik Larson. Lindsey Fitzharris, the award-winning author of The Butchering Art, presents the compelling, true story of a visionary surgeon who rebuilt the faces of the First World War’s injured heroes, and in the process ushered in the modern era of plastic surgery. From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: humankind’s military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. Bodies were battered, gouged, hacked, and gassed. The First World War claimed millions of lives and left millions more wounded and disfigured. In the midst of this brutality...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (June 7, 2022)  Pages: 336 pages  ISBN-10: 0374282307  ISBN-13: 978-0374282301  ASIN:‎ B09CNFB6FG

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About the author: Lindsey Fitzharris is the author of The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, which won the PEN/E. O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing and has been translated into multiple languages. Her TV series The Curious Life and Death of . . . aired on the Smithsonian Channel. She contributes regularly to The Wall Street JournalScientific American, and other notable publications, and holds a doctorate in the History of Science and Medicine from the University of Oxford.