Person    | Male  Born 17/6/1882  Died 10/9/1960

Sir Harold Gillies

Categories: Medicine

Countries: New Zealand

Pioneer plastic surgeon. Born Dunedin, New Zealand. Came to England as a student at Cambridge and qualified as a surgeon in 1910. The two world wars provided him with the inspiration (and the patients) for his pioneering work as a plastic surgeon. In 1946 he carried out the first sex realignment surgeries. Also a talented sportsman, playing golf for England, and an artist who exhibited and sold his work. Died at the London Clinic in Marylebone.

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Sir Harold Gillies

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