The Facemaker Author:Richard Gordon This is the original hardcover edition, publ 1968. — Book Description from Amazon on a later edition of this book: — "Graham Trevose is an ardent pioneer of reconstructive surgery having seen its huge benefit under the hands of a talented American surgeon. However London is not America and this new form of treatment is received with deep suspicion... more » by orthodox medicine. It is seen as defying God's will and interfering with matters entirely out of bounds. Yet Trevose is completely committed to this work and uses it to help those in desperate need - whilst also benefiting from performing plastic surgery on the rich and famous.
"The ethical debates which perplexed medical men in post-First-World-War London are surely the very ones that today's doctors are grappling with as they face the issues of human cloning, animal organ transplants and embryo-screening (CHECK). Richard Gordon's The Facemaker is as relevant today as it ever was."« less
This novel has been very popular over the years and has been published in many editions. This is the second edition, Library of Congress #69-12264. It includes Book I: The Facemaker; and Book II: Surgeon at Arms.