Wounded Vets of England’s Guinea Pig Club Helped Create Reconstructive Surgery

November 9, 2020

Modern reconstructive surgery owes a huge debt to a group of wounded warriors in World War II who called themselves the Guinea Pig Club. The group was comprised of over 600 Royal Air Force members who required facial reconstruction, using experimental techniques. Historian Dr. Emily Mayhew told Inside Edition Digital, “The Guinea Pig Club is one of the most fascinating veteran's organizations, I think anywhere in the world, in modern military history.”

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