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Re: The Faces of World War I

'Without surgery's aid his face might have been unspeakably worse than it is. He has every reason to bless surgery. And yet! in his mirror he is greeted by a gargoyle.'
Corporal Ward Muir, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1918
Men suffered terrible injuries in the First World War. Yet some scars could be hidden or disguised and a 'normal' appearance could be reclaimed. However for those with severe facial injuries, this was impossible. Often left unrecognisable to friends and family, their return to civilian life was traumatic.
The risk of such injury was high. Surgeon Harold Gillies was appalled by the number of facial wounds he saw in France, many caused by shrapnel from exploding shells. In treating them he became convinced of the benefits of facial surgery and the need for a special hospital to carry out such operations.
Back in England, he persuaded the army to establish a purpose-built site. Through his efforts the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup was opened in 1917.
Experts in facial injury were drawn to this dedicated facility. These included Archibald McIndoe, who was to become famous in the Second World War, especially for his work on burned Battle of Britain pilots.
A new specialism emerged. Using the living skin of a man to help reconstruct his own facial features was not a new technique but at the Queen's Hospital, with its large supply of suitable patients, these surgical procedures were refined and greatly improved.
Despite the advances there were limits to what could be achieved. It was also an agonising process. Patients often cut short their treatment rather than undergo a series of painful operations. While the basic elements of a face might be partially restored, for most the disfigurement remained profound and permanent.

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Wow, what great, historical photos.

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Chris, you've out done yourself...and thanks to all the folks for the information.

What these brave souls went through for freedom.

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Great post Chris !This will become a legendary thread!

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Hi guys this is my 1st post here sooo i wanted to make a good one wanna know about these guys

http://www.projectfacade.com/

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im a croatian and my parents are doctors and i have access to croatian medical journal with war autopsy photos i just need to catch some time and use a scanner at work without ppl puking around me

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the look like the enemys in bioshock O.O

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I cant remember anything
Cant tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me

Now that the war is through with me
Im waking up I can not see
That there is not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please god,wake me

Back in the womb its much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But cant look forward to reveal
Look to the time when Ill live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please god,wake me
Now the world is gone Im just one
Oh god,help me hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God help me

Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell

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it looks like the guys from the movie "deliverance" hooked up with the guys from the movie "wrong turn" and mixed their man juice together and got rosie o'donnell pregnate.

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........ whats those like droops of skin... from?

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