The Resource Walking Free

Walking Free

Label
Walking Free
Title
Walking Free
Statement of responsibility
Munjed al Muderis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1999, Munjed Al Muderis was a young surgical resident working in Baghdad when a squad of Military Police marched into the operating theatre and ordered the surgical team to mutilate the ears of three busloads of army deserters. When the head of surgery refused, he was executed in front of his staff. Munjed's choices were stark-comply and breach the medical oath 'do no harm', refuse and face certain death, or flee. That day, Munjed's life changed forever. He escaped to Indonesia, where he boarded a filthy, overcrowded refugee boat, bound for Australia. Like his fellow passengers, he hoped for a new life, free from fear and oppression, but for ten months he was incarcerated in what became known as the worst of the refugee camps, Curtin Detention Centre in Western Australia. There he was known only by a number, locked in solitary confinement and repeatedly told to go back to Iraq. On 26 August 2000, Munjed was finally freed. Now, fourteen years later, he is one of the world's leading osseointegration surgeons, transforming the lives of amputees with a pioneering technique that allows them to walk again. Walking Free is Munjed's extraordinary account of his journey from the brutality of Saddam Hussein's Iraq to a new life in Australia and a remarkable career at the forefront of medicine
Summary
The author recalls how he fled from Baghdad in 1999 rather than being forced to break his medical oath, to Australia, where he endured harsh conditions in a refugee camp before he was freed and eventually became a leading osteointegration surgeon
Biography type
autobiography
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10780340
Cataloging source
NOV
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1972-
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Al Muderis, Munjed
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography
Target audience
adult
Label
Walking Free
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_083737
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743437254
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Walking Free
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_083737
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743437254
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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