27th April 2014, Wilton's Music Hall
Emily Mayhew is a Research Associate at Imperial College and an Examiner at the Imperial College School of Medicine. She is also a consultant and lecturer to various museums including the Wellcome Collection, the Imperial War Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons. Her first book, The Reconstruction of Warriors, was published in 2004. She is nominated for the Wellcome Book Prize 2014 for her book Wounded, which tells the story of a journey from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain. It is the story of the soldiers themselves, but also of those who cared for them – stretcher-bearers and medical officers, surgeons, chaplains, nurses and ambulance drivers. Assembled from dozens of previously unused archival sources, it is the first comprehensive account of medical care at the Western Front.