The Anonymous Widower

Hip Transplants At Wigan

The BBC is running a story about the first hip transplants at Wrightington Hospital near Wigan in the 1960s. There’s a lot more in the Wikipedia entry for John Charnley, the surgeon who led the pioneering work.

At Liverpool University in the 1960s, I was in digs at Huyton.  My landlord’s daughter, Sheila Vaughan, was one of the nursing sisters at the hospital and told us about the work there.

Sheila had been a very good golfer, who’d played in the Curtis Cup.

November 23, 2012 - Posted by | Health, Sport | , , ,

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