That Time a Surgeon Reconstructed the Disfigured Faces of WWI Soldiers

Harold Delf Gillies revived the horribly scarred faces of WWI veterans.

Before World War One (1914–18), most battlefield casualties were from small weapons, fire, or sword wounds. Those lucky enough to escape generally didn’t care that they were severely injured in the face.



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