The Tin Noses Shop

Conflict: World War I

With World War I—and its estimated 20,000 facial injuries—came the birth of plastic surgery, pioneered by Harold Gillies in 1917. But since plastic surgery was still in its infancy, most soldiers who sustained facial injuries were simply left without the … Continue reading

Sluggish Behavior

Conflict: World War I

Slugs may be the bane of a gardener’s existence, but during World War I they saved the lives of soldiers. Mustard gas attacks were a big threat during the war—the poison would painfully, and sometimes fatally, burn the skin, eyes, throat, … Continue reading