The pioneering plastic surgeons of WWI

Wounded soldiers returning from WWI were heroes – though many with severely scarred or disfigured faces were ashamed to be seen in public. Science writer Lindsey Fitzharris joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of Harold Gillies, a plastic surgeon who established one of the first hospitals for facial reconstruction as he worked to heal both body and soul – all while pioneering techniques still employed today. Her book is “The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I.”