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DATE: 1918

LENGTH: 5 min

CATEGORY: Clinical & Surgical, Silent, Black & White

PRODUCER/PUBLISHER: American Red Cross

Summary

Soldiers are routinely maimed in war, but trench warfare dramatically increased facial injury. These galvanized copper masks offered a way to “face” the world. The psychological toll was enormous. Some men went on to become cinema projectionists, hiding from the world in the darkness of the projection booth…Read The Essay


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Stills from Plastic Reconstruction of Face


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