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Buxton International Festival

Lindsey Fitzharris

The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War One, 4:00pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Award-winning medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris tells the true story of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who dedicated himself to restoring the faces of a brutalized generation.

Gillies, a Cambridge-educated New Zealander, established one of the world’s first hospitals dedicated entirely to facial reconstruction. At a time when losing a limb made a soldier a hero but losing a face made him a monster to a society largely intolerant of facial differences, Gillies restored not just faces, but identities and spirits.

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  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12