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Part I. Astonishing Discoveries Chapter 1: The Game is Afoot! Chapter 2: The Cart Before the Horse Chapter 3: Uniquely Creative, but Dangerous Chapter 4: The First Real Breakthrough Chapter 5: Meanwhile, Back at the RanchEL Chapter 6: Is It Really Cement Disease? Chapter 7: An Unexpected First Step Chapter 8: Flying Blind Chapter 9: The Gamble Pays Off Chapter 10: Success at Last! Part II. Final Hurdles Chapter 11: Terra Incognita: Here Be Dragons Chapter 12: Suddenly, to the FDA Chapter 13: A Regrettable Diversion Chapter 14: Unforeseen Complications Chapter 15: Panic Chapter 16: Ubiquitous Success Chapter 17: Reprise: The Reward of the Clinician-Scientist Part III. Appendix Further Reading Timeline of Key Events About the Author

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William H. Harris, MD, DSc is the Alan Gerry Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory at Massachusetts General was founded in 1969 and directed by Dr. Harris until 2004.


"The purpose is to artfully recreate the evolution of the tackling of a medical problem, prosthetic osteolysis...This is a dynamic, well-written book. It is written more for the lay person, but medical workers will love it as well. It is an essential book not only for a medical library, but also for every library and bookstore." -- Samuel J. Chmell, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine "This book chronicles the quest to find a solution to one of the most common causes of long term failure of total hip replacement. William Harrisas book on periprosthetic osteolysis is not only a must read for hip surgeons young and old, but will also be of interest to scientists, engineers and patients who have undergone one of the worldas most successful operations." -- Phil Hopgood, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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