Medical Pioneers – Archibald McIndoe

If you’ve never heard of Archibald Hector McIndoe, he was a surgeon born in New Zealand who pioneered new ways to treat burns victims during the Second World War. His work revolutionised the practice of plastic surgery, which is quite a statement to make about a man whose name is not particularly well-known.

McIndoe was born in 1900 in a town called Dunedin, NZ. He graduated from the medical school of the University of Otogo in 1923. In 1924, he was awarded the very first New Zealand fellowship to the top Mayo Clinic in America. He spent four years … Read more