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Author Allen, Tina K., author

Title Pioneering bionic ear surgeon Bill Gibson / Tina K Allen ; foreword by professor Dame Marie Bashir
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2017
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Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; Gibson Family Tree; 1. Memories of a father at war; 2. Bill's school days; 3. A medical qualification; 4. Fellow of the College of Surgeons; 5. Taking a new direction; 6. The London Triumvirate; 7. A major decision; 8. The new professor; 9. Children making headlines; 10. Storm clouds; 11. Casting the net long and wide; 12. A new centre and a new manager; 13. The best use of the money; 14. Dreams becoming a reality; 15. Winds of change; 16. Three score and ten; Endnotes; Select bibliography; Glossary of terms
Summary During his distinguished career as an ear, nose and throat surgeon, Professor Bill Gibson AO gained a reputation as a world-expert in Meniere's disease and cochlear implant surgery. In 1984, he restored the hearing of two young women who were some of the first to receive the bionic ear, developed by Professor Graeme Clark and his team in Melbourne in 1978. Three years later Gibson operated on four-year-old Holly McDonell, the youngest child in the world to receive the bionic ear. This bold step enabled children around the world to receive the gift of hearing and speech. During the next few decades, Gibson performed more than 2000 cochlear implant operations, making him one of the most prolific surgeons in his field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gibson, Bill (William Peter Rea), 1944-
Cochlear Implantation.
Cochlear Implants.
Meniere Disease.
Cochlear implants -- Australia.
Ménière's disease -- Australia.
Otolaryngologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Surgeons -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bashir, Dame Marie, author of foreword
ISBN 1742242766 (electronic bk.)
1742248071 (electronic bk.)
9781742242767 (electronic bk.)
9781742248073 (electronic bk.)