Guinea Pig Club

Book Cover
Average Rating
Greenhill Books, 2018.
Available Online


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Details


Other Possible Items

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Emily Mayhew., & Emily Mayhew|AUTHOR. (2018). Guinea Pig Club . Greenhill Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Emily Mayhew and Emily Mayhew|AUTHOR. 2018. Guinea Pig Club. Greenhill Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Emily Mayhew and Emily Mayhew|AUTHOR. Guinea Pig Club Greenhill Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Emily Mayhew, and Emily Mayhew|AUTHOR. Guinea Pig Club Greenhill Books, 2018.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Go To Grouped Work

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID0c3c30eb-7c86-faad-4459-25027b8a2d31
Full titleguinea pig club archibald mcindoe and the raf in world war ii
Authormayhew emily
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2022-05-06 19:07:35PM
Last Indexed2022-05-14 04:37:35AM

Book Cover Information

Image Sourcehoopla
First LoadedSep 25, 2021
Last UsedApr 1, 2022

Hoopla Extract Information

stdClass Object
    [year] => 2018
    [artist] => Emily Mayhew
    [fiction] => 
    [coverImageUrl] =>
    [titleId] => 13285462
    [isbn] => 9781784383220
    [abridged] => 
    [language] => ENGLISH
    [profanity] => 
    [title] => Guinea Pig Club
    [demo] => 
    [segments] => Array

    [pages] => 240
    [children] => 
    [artists] => Array
            [0] => stdClass Object
                    [name] => Emily Mayhew
                    [relationship] => AUTHOR


    [genres] => Array
            [0] => 20th Century
            [1] => Aviation
            [2] => History
            [3] => Military
            [4] => Modern
            [5] => World War Ii

    [price] => 2.35
    [id] => 13285462
    [edited] => 
    [kind] => EBOOK
    [active] => 1
    [upc] => 
    [synopsis] => 'This book speaks to two of the most diametrically opposed yet mutually supportive aspects of war: the ability to inflict horrific injury and the ability to heal Mayhew is to be commended on an outstanding addition to expanding our knowledge of an area rarely discussed by historians. Her book should be mandatory reading for all defense members (both civilian and military) and on everyone's history shelf. This book is highly recommended.' Airforce Magazine The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in airplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale.

Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War. The most rudimentary techniques were only known to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having the maverick surgeon Archibald McIndoe nicknamed the Boss or the Maestro operating at a small hospital in East Grinstead in the south of England. McIndoe constructed a medical infrastructure from scratch.

After arguing with his superiors, he set up a revolutionary new treatment regime. Uniquely concerned with the social environment, or holistic care, McIndoe also enlisted the help of the local civilian population. He rightly secured his group of patients dubbed the Guinea Pig Club an honoured place in society as heroes of Britain s war. For the first time official records have been used to explain fully how and why this remarkable relationship developed between the Guinea Pig Club, the RAF and the Home Front.

First-person recollections bring to life the heroism of the airmen with incredible clarity.

This is a revised and expanded edition with new material, including a foreword by HRH Prince Harry, published to tie in with a major new film expected to be released in late 2018.
    [url] =>
    [pa] => 
    [subtitle] => Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II
    [publisher] => Greenhill Books