Tag Archives: East Grinstead

Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: a day in the life of a Preservation and Digitisation Assistant

  My name is Lucy Maguire, and I worked on the Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project as a Preservation and Digitisation Assistant between August 2016 and September 2017. As the title suggests, my job was broken up into two main parts but … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: ‘Women in the Wings’

The history of Queen Victoria Hospital and the Guinea Pigs can often seem a very male-dominated narrative. McIndoe and the other star plastic surgeons of the day were all men; the Guinea Pig Club was unquestionably a ‘boys’ club.’ Yet … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: Beyond McIndoe – staff at QVH

  The name of Sir Archibald McIndoe comes – deservedly – to the fore in any retelling of the history of Queen Victoria Hospital. As this series of blogs has highlighted, there can be no doubt of his influence in … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: the Guinea Pig Club and the people of East Grinstead

        Today’s post is a guest blog from Katie Kettle, a volunteer at East Grinstead Museum, who provides us with a special insight into the relationship between the Guinea Pig Club and the town of East Grinstead. … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: psychological rehabilitation

McIndoe and his team at QVH unquestionably accomplished great things in the treatment of severe burns, and in the subsequent surgical reconstruction of disfigured faces, hands and other parts of the body. Yet the achievements of McIndoe’s regime at the … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: treatment of burns

We’re very pleased to introduce this guest post which has been written by distinguished plastic surgeon, Mr Tom Cochrane, who was not only consultant plastic surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital for many years, but also honorary plastic surgeon to the Guinea Pig Club. Throughout this … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: Guinea Pigs for life

This is the second of two posts about the Guinea Pig club. As discussed in our previous post (see ‘Introducing the Guinea Pig Club’), the Guinea Pig Club began its existence as a social and drinking club. However, it was … Continue reading

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