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The Resource Going back : how a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

Going back : how a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

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Going back : how a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians
Title
Going back
Title remainder
how a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians
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Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver
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Language
eng
Summary
Munjed's new book is once more a journey, but this time in taking him across the world on a quest to save others rather than himself. In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in the remote north of Western Australia. The book also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon at the cutting edge of world medicine. In Going Back, Munjed shares the extraordinary journey that his life-changing new surgical technique has taken him on. Through osseointegration, he implants titanium rods into the human skeleton and attaches robotic limbs, allowing patients genuine, effective and permanent mobility. Munjed has performed this operation on hundreds of Australian civilians, wounded British soldiers who've lost legs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. But nothing has been as extraordinary as his return to Iraq after eighteen years, at the invitation of the Iraqi government, to operate on soldiers, police and civilian amputees wounded in the horrific war against ISIS. These stories are both heartbreaking and full of hope, and are told from the unique perspective of a refugee returning to the place of his birth as a celebrated international surgeon
Summary
In his new book, Going Back, Munjed shares the extraordinary journey that his life-changing new surgical technique has taken him on. Through osseointegration, he implants titanium rods into the human skeleton and attaches robotic limbs, allowing patients genuine, effective and permanent mobility. Munjed has performed this operation on hundreds of Australian civilians, wounded British soldiers who've lost legs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. But nothing has been as extraordinary as his return to Iraq after eighteen years at the invitation of the Iraqi government to operate on soldiers, police and civilian amputees wounded in the horrific war against ISIS. These stories are both heartbreaking and full of hope, and are told from the unique perspective of a refugee returning to the place of his birth as a celebrated international surgeon.
Biography type
autobiography
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10758038
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Al Muderis, Munjed
Dewey number
617.47092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Weaver, Patrick
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True
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  • Al Muderis, Munjed
  • Al Muderis, Munjed
  • Refugees
  • Amputees
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Orthopedists
  • Orthopedists
  • Surgeons
  • Orthopedists
  • Amputees
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Disabled veterans
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
Label
Going back : how a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065056358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633165
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits (chiefly colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1066130545
Label
Going back : how a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians, Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065056358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633165
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits (chiefly colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1066130545

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