Powerful human stories from Jim McCaul's extraordinary work as a facial surgeon, and a fascinating journey through the history of reconstruction techniques pioneered during WWI.
Jim McCaul is Consultant Surgeon in Maxillofacial, Head and Neck Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon in Bradford Teaching Hospitals in West Yorkshire in 2006 and worked there for eight years before becoming Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, in April 2014. He is the author of 57 scientific papers though this is his first book for the general market. He lives in Scotland with his family.
The face is our window on the world. In his powerful and moving
account McCaul describes how it feels to take it apart and put it
back together again, in the battlefield and on the operating table.
This is often scary stuff, but always inspiring. * Professor
Stephen Westaby, bestselling author of Fragile Lives *
There's a vicarious thrill to being let into this insider zone... Inspires wonder at all that modern medicine can achieve. * TLS *
Fascinating and life-affirming ... Jim McCaul confides in us the joys and the agony of facial surgery. * Dr Richard Shepherd, bestselling author of Unnatural Causes *
Face to Face is not just a brilliant introduction to one of the most exacting areas of modern medicine, it's a humbling glimpse of humans at their best. * Sunday Times *
Enjoyable and compelling. * Mail on Sunday *