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The Resource The man behind the mask : the journey of an orthopaedic surgeon, by Thomas H. Mallory

The man behind the mask : the journey of an orthopaedic surgeon, by Thomas H. Mallory

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The man behind the mask : the journey of an orthopaedic surgeon
Title
The man behind the mask
Title remainder
the journey of an orthopaedic surgeon
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas H. Mallory
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The perils of aging are many, but the debilitating effects of serious illness loom large. In this stirring memoir, readers will discover a man who improved the lives of many arthritis sufferers before himself succumbing to a cruel debilitating disease. The Man behind the Mask tells the story of Thomas Mallory, who was inspired to become a doctor after undergoing surgery for a high school football injury. He went on to become a renowned surgeon and a pioneer in joint replacement. In 2002, his successful career came to an abrupt halt when he was diagnosed with Parkinson{u2019}s disease. 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. He tells how he overcame initial resistance to the procedure and became a respected teacher of the technology, training many surgeons who went on to successful careers, lecturing about his procedure around the world, and also seeing VIP patients who journeyed to Ohio just to be operated on by him. As a pioneer in this type of operation, Mallory first recognized the value of using prosthetic innovation and development. He became a proponent of modularity in joint replacement surgery, which allowed a surgeon to customize a prosthesis to a patient{u2019}s joint in the operating room. His innovations, along with those of Dr. William Head, resulted in the introduction in 1983 of the Mallory-Head Hip System{u2014}a technology still in use today and one that has offered relief to thousands of patients. Tracing the joys and sorrows of his own 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. In our skeptical era, Thomas Mallory is a shining example of a prominent scientist who has maintained his faith in God throughout the highs and lows of life. The Man behind the Mask is an inspiring account for fellow professionals and general readers, as well as for those who have benefited from the procedures he introduced."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mallory, Thomas H.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD728.M35
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
M255 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mallory, Thomas H
  • Orthopedists
  • Mallory, Thomas H
  • Orthopedics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The man behind the mask : the journey of an orthopaedic surgeon, by Thomas H. Mallory
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
An endless education -- How it all began -- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1957-1961 -- The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1961-1965 -- Orthopaedic residency, 1966-1969 -- Chief resident, 1969-1970 -- The hip fellowship in Boston, 1970 -- A compelling call -- Return to Columbus -- A specialty practice in joint replacement -- The hip center at St. Ann's Hospital -- Home and family life -- Episodes and occurrences -- The orthopaedic manufacturing industry -- The orthopaedic speakers' circuit -- On the home front -- The entrepreneurial quest -- When systems fail -- Lessons learned -- Being fit was always fun -- My three sons, from boys to men -- A brief retirement -- They call me chief -- Now the patient -- Wrestling the gorilla -- The patient, the doctor, the lawyer -- Maybe I was poisoned -- Life comes bearing gifts
Control code
156863711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9780826217738
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007028907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)156863711
Label
The man behind the mask : the journey of an orthopaedic surgeon, by Thomas H. Mallory
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An endless education -- How it all began -- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1957-1961 -- The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1961-1965 -- Orthopaedic residency, 1966-1969 -- Chief resident, 1969-1970 -- The hip fellowship in Boston, 1970 -- A compelling call -- Return to Columbus -- A specialty practice in joint replacement -- The hip center at St. Ann's Hospital -- Home and family life -- Episodes and occurrences -- The orthopaedic manufacturing industry -- The orthopaedic speakers' circuit -- On the home front -- The entrepreneurial quest -- When systems fail -- Lessons learned -- Being fit was always fun -- My three sons, from boys to men -- A brief retirement -- They call me chief -- Now the patient -- Wrestling the gorilla -- The patient, the doctor, the lawyer -- Maybe I was poisoned -- Life comes bearing gifts
Control code
156863711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9780826217738
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007028907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)156863711

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