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The Guinea Pig Club: A story of indomitable courage and surgical skill, by Edward Bishop, published 1 January 1973 (125 pp., New English Library, ISBN-10: 0450015440 & ISBN-13: 9780450015441) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

McIndoe's Army: the injured airmen who faced the world, by Dr. Peter Williams and Ted Harrison, published 1 September 1979 (160 pp., Pelham Books, ISBN-10: 0720711916 & ISBN-13: 9780720711912) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The story of the Guinea Pig Club, by T. Kean, published 1992 (Lisek Publications, ISBN-10: 095180992X & ISBN-13: 9780951809921) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The Guinea Pig Club, by D. R. Andrew, published May 1994 in Aviation Space Environmental Medicine (vol. 65, no. 5, article, pp.428-433)
The "Guinea Pig Club" was formed in 1941 by a group of airmen who had sustained grievous injuries - mostly serious burns of the hands and face - and been treated by a team of plastic surgeons led by a remarkable New Zealander, Archibald McIndoe, at the Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead in England. The most senior "Guinea Pig" was Tom Gleave, a fighter pilot who had been shot down during the Battle of Britain, and who carried out his duties as "Chief Guinea Pig" until his death in June 1993. This paper describes Tom Gleave's arrival at the Queen Victoria Hospital, and the formation and development of The Guinea Pig Club

The Reconstruction of Warriors: Archibald Mcindoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club, by E. R. Mayhew, published 2004 (239 pp. + 16 pp. of plates, London: Greenhill Books, ISBN-10: 1853676101 & ISBN-13: 9781853676109) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in aeroplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale. Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War. The most rudimentary techniques were only known to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having the maverick surgeon Archibald McIndoe nicknamed the Boss or the Maestro operating at a small hospital in East Grinstead in the south of England. McIndoe constructed a medical infrastructure from scratch. After arguing with his superiors, he set up a revolutionary new treatment regime. Uniquely concerned with the social environment, or holistic care , McIndoe also enlisted the help of the local civilian population. He rightly secured his group of patients dubbed the Guinea Pig Club an honoured place in society as heroes of Britain s war. For the first time official records have been used to explain fully how and why this remarkable relationship developed between the Guinea Pig Club, the RAF and the Home Front. First-person recollections bring to life the heroism of the airmen with incredible clarity.

The Reconstruction of Warriors: Archibald Mcindoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club, by E. R. Mayhew, published 2010 (256 pp, Barnsley: Frontline, ISBN-10: 1848325843 & ISBN-13: 9781848325845) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries
The 'Guinea Pig Club' were a small band of Allied air heroes who had survived mid-air fires but had been left with horrific burns and injuries. This book chronicles the efforts of plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe to treat these men and rehabilitate them into society as recognized war heroes.

Sir Archibald Hector McIndoe (1900-1960) and the Guinea Pig Club: The development of reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation in the Second World War (1939-1945) , by Alexandra F. Macnamara and Neil H. Metcalfe, published November 2014 in The Journal of Medical Biography (vol. 22, no. 4, article, pp.224-228)   View Online
This article discusses the work of pioneering surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe and particularly his reconstructive surgery and patient-centred approach during the Second World War. It also covers how this affected the lives of his patients and the subsequent formation of the Guinea Pig Club.