The Guinea Pig Club (1979)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1979

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Documentary about an exclusive club composed of airmen who were injured and had to undergo plastic surgey at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. The Surgical techniques were experimental; hence the name 'the Guinea Pig Club.'The film features some of the men telling how they overcame obstacles and handicaps through their mutual support, and of their affection for Sir Archibald McIndoe, the pioneering surgeon who helped them.

Note; Special Adviser to the programme was Ted Harrison.

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