Statue to WWII plastic surgeon

A statue commemorating the pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe is to be unveiled today. The surgeon was a pioneering plastic surgeon who treated injured service personnel during and after World War Two.

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Sculpture in memory of Second World War surgeon

For the pilots badly burned in the Second World War HE was the hero. Using pioneering plastic surgery techniques Sir Archibald McIndoe rebuilt the horribly scarred faces and limbs of men who came to be known as the Guinea Pig Club.

And soon there will be a permanent tribute to the surgeon and his ground-breaking work - a bronze sculpture which will be placed in East Grinstead. It was known as the town that did not stare. Video report from Charlotte Wilkins.


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