Man behind the Mask: Journey of an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Man behind the Mask: Journey of an Orthopaedic Surgeon

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by Thomas Mallory
     
 

Mallory was one of the first surgeons in the United States to see the potential for joint replacement technology, and in this memoir he describes not only the nuances of introducing hip replacement surgery but also the systems that he established to make it a highly successful operation. His innovations, along with those of Dr. William Head, resulted in the Mallory

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Mallory was one of the first surgeons in the United States to see the potential for joint replacement technology, and in this memoir he describes not only the nuances of introducing hip replacement surgery but also the systems that he established to make it a highly successful operation. His innovations, along with those of Dr. William Head, resulted in the Mallory-Head Hip System—a technology still in use today which has offered relief to thousands. Tracing the joys and sorrows of his career, Mallory dispels the myth that surgeons are emotionally invulnerable and cold. He offers his perspective on the pursuit of medicine as a profession, on the doctor-patient relationship, and on litigious challenges to physicians. He also commends the benefits of family and leisure and the blessing of life in general while offering insight into the management of an incurable disease.

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ISBN-13:
9780826217738
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
11/29/2007
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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