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Munjed Al Muderis Munjed Al Muderis i(7588427 works by)
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Middle East, Asia,
Gender: Male
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1 1 y separately published work icon Going Back Going Back : How a Former Refugee and now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon Returned to Iraq to Change the Lives of Injured Soldiers and Civilians Munjed Al Muderis , Patrick Weaver , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15074124 2019 single work autobiography

'Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in Australia. It also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon at the cutting edge of world medicine.

'Now Munjed shares the extraordinary journey that his lifechanging 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 and a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. But nothing has been as extraordinary as his return to Iraq 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 heart-breaking 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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Walking Free Walking Free : The Timely and Extraordinary Story of a Young Iraqi Refugee's Experience of the Australian Refugee System, and His Journey to Become One of Our Leading Surgeons Munjed Al Muderis , Patrick Weaver , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 7588445 2014 single work autobiography

'Dr Munjed Al Muderis grew up in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's reign. He went to school with Saddam's sons, then started his medical training at Basra University just as the Iran?Iraq War began. One day, as he was working as a trainee surgeon at the Saddam Hussein Medical Centre, he and his colleagues were ordered to remove the tops of the ears of army deserters. He could not bring himself to act in defiance of the medical code of conduct and cause intentional harm, so he had no choice but to flee Baghdad that same day. In Kuala Lumpur he paid people smugglers to get him to Australia, where he was incarcerated in a detention centre and known only as '982'. After nine months of being repeatedly brutalised for standing up for himself and other detainees, Munjed was finally freed.

'But he had to start his medical training again, from scratch. Now, 15 years later, Munjed is at the forefront of orthopaedic medicine as he pioneers a new form of prosthesis that, ironically, transforms the lives of soldiers mutilated in the Iraq War.

'Walking Free is the extraordinary story of a clever young man, born into one of Iraq's ruling families, who was forced to flee the country of his birth and forge a new and extraordinary life in Australia.' (Publication summary)