Great War Stories: Henry Pickerill and Harold Gillies

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Digital items relating the Great War Story video about Henry Pickerill and Harold Gillies: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/video/pickerill-and-gillies-great-war-story Harold Gillies’ and Henry Pickerill’s pioneering treatment of soldiers with facial wounds during the First World War helped form the basis of modern plastic and maxillofacial surgery. Gillies was born in Dunedin and made a career in England; Pickerill was born in England and became the first director of Otago’s dental school. During the First World War the two served at Queen Mary’s Hospital at Sidcup, Kent, a specialist hospital for facial injuries, where Gillies led the British section and Pickerill the New Zealand section. The two men were highly competitive and Pickerill, in particular, refused to acknowledge his Kiwi colleague’s contribution. But they each contributed to the development of plastic surgery. See more Great War Stories here http://firstworldwar.govt.nz/great-war-stories

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Henry Percy Pickerill

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PLASTIC SURGERY (Otago Daily Times 6-9-1919)

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Portrait of Harold Gillies

Alexander Turnbull Library

PICKERILL, Henry Percy

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Close up of Henry Pickerill photo staff, Queen's Hospital, Sidcup 4 June 1918

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Wounded soldier

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Wounded Soldier

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Wounded soldier

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Wounded soldier

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Wounded soldier

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Wounded soldier

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Wounded soldier

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Wounded soldier

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New Zealand Section of the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, 21 March 1918

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Staff, Queen's Hospital, Sidcup 4 June 1918

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