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'Rekindling the Desire to Live.' Nursing Men Following Facial Injury and Surgery during the First World War

Chatterton, Claire and McInnes, Marilyn (2016). 'Rekindling the Desire to Live.' Nursing Men Following Facial Injury and Surgery during the First World War. Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 5 pp. 56–60.

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Abstract

This article discusses the role of nurses in caring for men following wartime facial injury and surgery during and immediately after World War One. Although much has been written about the pioneering work that was done in the field of plastic surgery (most famously by Dr Harold D Gillies, and his team) less is known about the nurses who worked alongside him, who he himself acknowledged, “have borne the brunt of the work.” (Gillies, 1920). This article aims to increase understanding of the ways in which nurses working in this speciality attempted to ameliorate their patients’ psychological wounds as well as their physical ones.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: UKAHN 2016
ISSN: 2049-9744
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 51734
Depositing User: Claire Chatterton
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 14:11
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 10:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/51734
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