Credit: Wellcome Library, London
Single image from group of six on page plate depicting WW1 plastic surgery cases at the King George Military Hospital 1917-1918 taken by Dr Albert Norman, Scientific phototgrapher. wellcomeimages.org Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 2.0.
WW I: The war's combatants were young men, who had to live with the results. That could be a loss of limb, damaged eyesight, or lung damage from mustard gas. Perhaps, the most difficult to deal with was a facial disfigurement. Recreated here is a a prosthetic mask used in lieu of plastic surgery to hide a veteran's facial disfigurement. The artist attempted to give back a bit of what was taken away.