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Walking Free
 

Walking Free (EPUB ebook)

By Al Muderis, Munjed
By Weaver, Patrick

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.
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ISBN 9781743437254
Published 24 Sep 2014
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781743437254
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 24 Sep 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Al Muderis, Munjed
By Weaver, Patrick
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Social Sciences
Refugees & Political Asylum
Politics & Government
Medicine: General Issues
Surgery
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 617.47092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade

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