New Memoir Invites Readers to Take a Glimpse into the Making and the Life of a Surgeon

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Michael Lawrence-Brown releases ‘Feather on the ‘Wind of Change’ Safaris, Surgery and Stentgrafts’

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Not every surgeon has the opportunity to invent or the time to write and tell their stories to the world. Inspired to share his journey in the surgical field, Michael Lawrence-Brown enters the publishing scene with the release of “Feather on the ‘Wind of Change’ Safaris, Surgery and Stentgrafts” (published by Xlibris AU), an autobiography that narrates the making and the life of a surgeon in the modern era of minimally invasive and inventive surgery.

The 20th century saw unrivaled changes in technology, politics and human relations. Written in four distinct parts and tied together with the thread of the author’s life, this book encompasses the challenges to European dominance. The first part relates to the “Wind of Change” speech by Sir Harold MacMillan in 1960 that heralded the collapse of the British Empire and dispersal of its colonials. In here, Lawrence-Brown describes how it was growing up in the British Empire Colony of Kenya. The second part deals with migration to Australia, medical school and becoming a surgeon. The third part describes the revolutionary changes in the specialty of modern vascular surgery and surgical invention. The narrative ends with contemplation of a life in surgery and what to do as skills sets decline.

“Feather on the ‘Wind of Change’ Safaris, Surgery and Stentgrafts” tells of invention, of research and development, and of a device that saved lives, spared thousands the pain and suffering of major operations, and funded facilities and teaching. Within its pages, Lawrence-Brown expressed his feelings in anecdotes with emotion, stark reality, tragedies, humor, failures and achievement.

“Diverse groups of people will empathize with the stories in this book and find it appealing,” the author states. “It speaks for migrants who are driven by upheavals and rapid change, youth, adventure, and a desire to succeed; it is for those who arrive with hope and the countries that give them the chance of a better life. The essence is in the characters and the places, and the power is in the interaction of multiple disciplines.”

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“Feather on the ‘Wind of Change’ Safaris, Surgery and Stentgrafts”
By Michael Lawrence-Brown
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 506 pages | ISBN 9781984502438
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 506 pages | ISBN 9781984502445
E-Book | 506 pages | ISBN 9781984502452
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michael Lawrence-Brown is an Australian emeritus consultant vascular surgeon in Western Australia and an adjunct professor at Curtin University. Born and raised in Kenya, he migrated to Australia and studied medicine, trained in general surgery and super specialized in vascular surgery. He is a pioneer in the endovascular revolution to minimize the invasive procedures in vascular surgery. He is co-inventor of the Zenith family of stentgrafts that are used in the aorta for aortic aneurysms and traumatic rupture of the aorta.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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