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My old lecturer I have idolized: Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. San Baw

May 21, 2011

In 1960 a Burmese orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. San Baw (29 June 1922 – 7 December 1984), pioneered the use of ivory hip prostheses to replace ununited fractures of the neck of femur. He was Professor Dr. Daw Myint Myint Khin’s late husband. He had lectured our class. One of the most brilliant Myanmar doctor. He was soft spoken and his style of teaching was also very good. But we all noticed that he was a chain smoker. Sadly only when his Ca Lung spread to brain, we knew the condition.

In 1960 a Burmese orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. San Baw (29 June 1922 – 7 December 1984), pioneered the use of ivory hip prostheses to replace ununited fractures of the neck of femur when he first used an ivory prosthesis to replace the fractured hip bone of an 83 year old Burmese Buddhist nun, Daw Punya.[2]

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