The Reconstructed Face of Battle: Private George Stone and the Origins of Plastic Surgery in the Fir

The outcome of the project is an illustrated article for Newfoundland Quarterly (a university publication). Dr. Connor has been tracking the medical history of Private George Joseph Stone of Bell Island who enlisted on December 16, 1914 at age 19 and finally made it back to Newfoundland in 1919. From 1916 to 1918 he underwent 7 separate major (and painful) operations to his face in an effort to reconstruct it and make his mouth etc. functional. Dr. Connor has already been granted permission to view Stone's surgical file by the Royal College of Surgeons of London (England). This project complements exiting historiography, yet it is highly original and has not been studied within the Newfoundland context; the project is focused, doable, and despite its subject matter is accessible for a broad audience.


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