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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

Going Back: How a Former Refugee, Now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon, Returned to Iraq to Change the Lives of Injured Soldiers and Civilians
 

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760633165
Barcode 9781760633165
Published 8 March 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Al Muderis, Munjed
By Weaver, Patrick
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ISBN-13 9781760633165
ISBN-10 176063316X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 8 March 2019
International Publication Date 4 March 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Al Muderis, Munjed
By Weaver, Patrick
Category Biography & Autobiography
Medicine: General Issues
Orthopaedics & Fractures
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 617.092
Catalogue Code 967324

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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 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.

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Author's Bio

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is a world-leading osseointegration surgeon and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney. He practises as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney's northern suburbs. He lives in Sydney with his partner, Claudia. Patrick Weaver is a highly regarded writer and public relations consultant who worked with Munjed on his previous bestseller, Walking Free. He lives in Sydney and has two adult children.

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