Books The Reconstruction of Warriors Archibald McIndoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club by E. R. Mayhew Hardcover, 239 pages, Motorbooks Intl, List Price: $39.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Reconstruction of WarriorsSubtitleArchibald McIndoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig ClubAuthorE. R. Mayhew Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about The Reconstruction of Warriors Science War Is a Helluva Teacher July 20, 2006 Soldiers who are burned in Iraq owe a debt to the members of the Guinea Pig Club. That's how badly burned Royal Air Force pilots from World War II referred to themselves. As doctors struggled to care for the men, they made major advances in treatment for burn victims — in the medical arena and in the psychological arena as well.