Mollie in Red Cross uniform

Mollie Lentaigne – Medical Artist – Recorded McIndoe’s surgical procedures – 2nd World war

                               Mollie Lentaigne in her Red Cross uniform    Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering plastic surgeon of the Second World War, operated on hundreds of burnt airmen at the Queen Victoria Hospital. Mollie Lentaigne sat in on

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Sister Meally – Ward Sister on Ward III – Queen Victoria Hospital – 2nd World War

Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering plastic surgeon of the Second World War operated on hundreds of burnt airmen and Sister Mary Meally helped run Ward III, the burns ward. She was well liked by the many war-injured patients under her care and some of the patients she tended formed a support

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Dr. Russell Davies – Anaesthetist for Archibald McIndoe – Founder Member of Guinea Pig Club

Russell Davies (Third from Left) with all the founding members of the Guinea Pig Club July 1941 During WW2 he was a vital member of Archibald McIndoe’s plastic surgery operating team, helping carry out pioneering surgery on burnt airmen and crew, assisting the senior anaesthetist Doctor John Hunter. Early life

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Sam Gallop’s 100th Birthday

Sam Gallop, Chairman of the Guinea Pig Club will be celebrating his 100th birthday on Thursday August 11th 2022. Following his aircraft accident in 1943, he was admitted to the Queen Victoria Hospital with serious injuries to his face, burns to his body, & fractures to both legs which resulted

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Matron Hall – Ran Queen Victoria Hospital for McIndoe – WW2

Archibald McIndoe, the pioneering Plastic Surgeon of the Second World War ran a tight ship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. As well as having a brilliant surgical team, he was fortunate to have Matron Hall, who very efficiently oversaw the hospital’s nursing staff. Early Life Caroline Hester

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Nursing at Queen Victoria Hosptial

This Spring, we have been joined by Masters Student Isabel Pace, who has been researching stories about the Guinea Pig Club as part of her remote placement at the museum. She has researched the role of nurses, based on the work of Liz Byrski who interviewed nurses who worked with

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Prince Philip and the Guinea Pig Club

Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and Museum Trustee, Bob Marchant has helped write an article about the role Prince Philip played for the Guinea Pig Club. Article has been published in The Telegraph on 15 April 2021. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/philip-one-boys-meet-survivors-duke-edinburghs-guinea-pig-club/amp/ As we all know HRH Prince Philip had a strong connection

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON MEETING HRH PRINCE PHILIP (by Bob Marchant)

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON MEETING HRH PRINCE PHILIP Together with the rest of the country, and the world, it was with great sadness to hear the news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and having his Royal Highness as our President,

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Tribute to HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021 As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, it is with great sadness on hearing the news of the passing of our late President HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club

Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club As part of the Guinea Pig Club’s 80th Anniversary in 2021, Bob Marchant, the Secretary of the Club, looks at the many ways the Club is commemorated. As we are now entering the year 2021 , it will see the 80th Anniversary of the

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