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He attended undergraduate school from orthopedics at l’Hôpital Intercommunal in Poissy 1945 to 1948 and served as an extern from 1948 from 1970 to 1975 cheap 120mg silvitra with amex, Raymond developed the to 1952 at the Hôpitaux de Paris order silvitra 120 mg. He also supervised the construction of a bridges throughout the world as he traveled to heliport so that patients who had acute injuries of lecture on problems of the spine order silvitra 120 mg on line. This was best the spine could be transported more quickly to the exemplified by his collaboration with Carroll A 120 mg silvitra fast delivery. He was the author of many articles and Cloward, in Honolulu, and Arthur R. His interest in the pathology of the honorary membership in the North American spine, including tumors, infections, and degener- Spine Society. He was an enthusiastic member of ative problems was stimulated even more. He succeeded Sicard and in turn bridge of knowledge between Europe and North was succeeded by Saillant. While in this position, America was also demonstrated by his hosting of Raymond was responsible for many innovative the International Meeting on Spinal Osteosynthe- ideas, particularly pertaining to techniques for sis in December 1992. Raymond and his wife, Chantal, were married Raymond never actually considered himself a in Toulouse in 1976. Their life was accentuated spine surgeon per se but, more appropriately, an by Raymond’s work and travels, as well as his orthopedic and trauma surgeon. They had many friends and a told by Fevre, a general surgeon, that “if you want very busy social life, which they both enjoyed to do something interesting, you must do some- greatly. Raymond died on July 14, 1994, being thing which is difficult and that nobody else wants survived by his wife and a daughter, Julie. She had had a laminectomy previously at another hospital, performed by the neurosurgical team. The fourth lumbar vertebra was still dislocated in the lateral position on the fifth lumbar vertebra and the spine was obviously quite unstable. Raymond stated: The reduction was easy, but I had no more spinous Lowry Rush J. I had no more laminae, and the wires and Wilson plates we had at this time were not helpful. I was an anatomist and I knew about the pedicle; I 1905– understood immediately that a good location to have an implant fixed to the spine was the pedicle. That is how Nowhere is the old adage, “necessity is the I started with this surgery the first time. In 1936, Raymond introduced spinal plating and an encounter with a badly comminuted and con- pedicle-screw fixation to the United States when taminated open Monteggia fracture–dislocation he was the presidential guest speaker at the annual of the elbow demonstrated the value of intra- meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic medullary fixation to two innovative young Surgeons in San Francisco in 1979. Satisfied with their ing to Garrison and Morton, this is, if not the result, but not with the pin itself, they pursued an first, one of the first pathologic descriptions of interest in the problem of intramedullary fixation, osteonecrosis in medical literature. It was widely which led to the development of a new type of pin read in its day and its importance is attested to by and a technique for using the pin in a wide variety the title page, which in itself is of some biblio- of fractures. It had been the property of the New straight pins in curved bones and curved pins in York Hospital library (the oldest in New York straight bones to obtain better fixation. They were City) and came from them to the then newly the first surgeons in the United States to have an created New York Academy of Medicine library impact on and to make a substantial contribution in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Rush (1868–1931), was a osteonecrosis in Russell’s day was chiefly septic native Mississipian who established his surgical and the distinction between septic and aseptic practice in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1910, after necrosis was not emphasized until Axhausen’s previously practicing there as a dentist. Lowry Rush (1897–1965) was a medical graduate of the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania, and while he assisted his brother Leslie with the fracture work, his main interest was in gynecological surgery. Rush, was born in 1905 and obtained his medical education at Tulane University. He practiced general surgery with an emphasis on trauma and a continuing interest in the treatment of fractures for 55 years. Robert Hamilton RUSSELL 1860–1933 Robert Hamilton Russell was born in England and received his medical education at King’s College, London. There, he came under the influence of Joseph Lister, for whom he worked as a house officer. After obtaining his qualifications as a surgeon, Russell practiced in London for 2 years before James RUSSELL emigrating to Australia. Fagge wrote: “He never told us why he was going to leave England, but we knew that he went James Russell was the first professor of clinical to the beautiful climate of Australia to escape surgery at the University of Edinburgh.

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When I asked Lucy what she did when she encountered a negative reaction to her use of alternative therapies, she said, “Well, I’ll explain it to the best of my ability. If they want more answers, I’ll recommend people who’ve got better answers, who’ve got the answers. This type of account is one in which these informants reinterpret aspects of their biographies in order to show a clear, linear progression towards the use of alternative forms of health care. While they are aware that others may label their use of these therapies as deviant behaviour, they are able to see it, and themselves, as normal within the context of their reinterpreted biographies. In other words, alternative therapy use is something toward which they had always been moving. To illustrate, when discussing their use of alternative Using Alternative Therapies: A Deviant Identity | 105 health care, almost half of the people I spoke with cited their parents’ use of home remedies as foreshadowing their current use of alternative therapies. For instance, Marie told me, “Home remedies, the natural way of doing things. My mother was a smoker and if you had earaches as a kid she used to blow smoke in my ear. She would make bread poultices if you had splinters and mustard plasters when you had colds. Betty also had a story to tell about her mother’s home remedies: My mum always tried to make nutritious meals. We had our vitamins, which I believe in now within common sense, but I have in my cupboard my vitamins. Past occupational experiences were another aspect of personal biography that some informants reinterpreted to mesh with their current participation in alternative therapies. For instance, Lucy and Marie had both worked in the health care system in the past. In their accounts of their use of alternative health care, they reinterpreted these experiences to coincide with their current use of alternative therapies. Marie reinterpreted her duties as a podiatrist’s assistant as a precursor to her present-day engage- ment in training to become a reflexologist: I had worked for a podiatrist when I first got out of high school and part of his treatment was that after he finished with the patient, his digging and cutting and scraping and gouging, the last thing was that I went in for five minutes and I massaged their feet so that they left on a really positive note and I always knew the importance of that. Similarly, in her account, Lucy reinterpreted her experiences working in a hospital as seminal events that inevitably led her to become a user of alternative therapies. In her words, “Well, I had always realized that the medical field can only basically deal with disease. I’ve worked in a 106 | Using Alternative Therapies: A Qualitative Analysis number of hospitals so I was well aware of that. In other words, we engage in “biographical work where old objects must be reconstituted or given new meaning” (Corbin and Strauss 1987:264). That the importance of these past experiences is something that is assigned through retrospective reinterpretation is exemplified in Natalie’s words below. While she believes that her past experiences at work are connected to her present-day use of alternative approaches to healing, her account belies the fact that she has reinterpreted her past occupational experience to explain her current use of alternative therapies. She put it this way: I used to say as I was nursing, ‘There’s gotta be better ways than what the doctor’s ordering here, pushing pills. Even after I gave up nursing and worked in a hospital as a ward clerk, I could see prostate after prostate after prostate coming out and I’m thinking, ‘This has got to be wrong but they’re continuing and they’re still doing it,’ and I think ‘No, there’s got to be another way. Yet when I later asked them what family health care was like when they were children, they began telling me anecdotes about their parents’ use of home remedies. In telling these stories, they connected their parents’ use of home remedies with their own current use of alternative therapies. That these accounts entailed retrospective reinterpretation is evidenced by the fact that the use of home remedies was something these informants’ parents no doubt viewed as conventional rather than alternative, if only because at that time in history Canadian Medicare did not exist.

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