Facial reconstruction was one of the many things required after WWI. The surgeon’s objective was to creative a functioning face, and did not focus much on the appearance. As you see here, however, a fantastic job was done given the tools and medical information they had.
Note: This solider was treated at a French hospital in Vichy, but was American.
BORN TRUE HERMAPHRODITE
Lynn Edward Harris, born Lynn Elizabeth Harris, 09/13/50
On November 8th, 1973 at age 23 Harris was clinically diagnosed by a team of specialists as possessing a rare, complex, congenital condition known as “True Hermaphroditism” [Intersex] with undescended, sub-sized ovotestes i.e. “gonadal mosaicism” found in approximately 1-in-25,000 births.
Due to ambiguously-formed genitalia at birth [stunted penis; divided scrotum; and vagina], Harris, (mal)assigned “female” by both parents and pediatrician, was raised as such and continued living in said social gender role until age 29 - six years after the disclosure of this fixed, irreversible, yet-evolving biological state.
Vintage Facial Reconstruction.