Secrets of the East End Angels – Ward Three

Winnie’s brother, Harry, is admitted to Ward III of the Queen Victoria hospital in East Grinstead where the brilliant surgeon Archibald McIndoe and his team treated badly burned airman. The ward was unlike any other having a barrel of beer for patients to help themselves, the wireless or gramophone playing and a sense of chaos with patients getting up to mischief, but it was where great medical advances were made with McIndoe pioneering new techniques for burns victims on his patients who were his guinea pigs and went on to form The Guinea Pig club. You can find out a lot more about McIndoe and Ward III here.

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