Munjed Al Muderis: From Refugee to Surgical Inventor
Illustrator: Diana Silkina
Publisher: Wild Dingo Press
Munjed Al Muderis grew up in war-torn Iraq. Today he is a world leader of osseointegration treatment and the surgery he pioneered improves the lives of amputees all over the world. In childhood he was passionate about science and robotics and dreamed of becoming a surgeon so he could make a difference. As a young adult he fled Iraq after soldiers stormed the Baghdad hospital where he worked and demanded his surgical team perform harmful operations to punish deserters. Munjed survived months in appalling conditions as a refugee at Curtin Detention Centre before he was finally granted asylum. Making a contribution to society became his life’s work. This title is part of the Aussie STEM Stars series and includes grayscale illustrations, break-out information boxes and a glossary. Dianne Wolfer tells Munjed Al Muderis’s compelling story of bravery, compassion, and determination in the face of adversity.
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