Lindsey Fitzharris

Book Shambles

Medical historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris is our guest this week, talking to guest host Dr Helen Czerski about her new book, The Facemaker. Her book looks at the story of the 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. Her and Helen talk about the challenges around researching the book, how his work has impacted medical science today and how there are no ‘glorious dead’ in war.

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