The engrossing memoir of a plastic and reconstructive surgeon involved in groundbreaking and life-changing procedures
Through his work in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Donald Laub changed the lives of thousands of people who had been shunned by society. Dr. Laub’s influence fostered the development of three key areas in the surgical profession: pioneering and influencing international humanitarian medical missions in the developing world, being at the forefront of gender affirmation surgery for transgender people since 1968, and the education and training of over 50 plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
His unstinting efforts to surgically correct cleft palates gave new lives to thousands of children in developing countries. As one of the original surgeons to perform gender affirmation surgery, Laub not only continually improved on his methods, but he also became a tireless advocate for the rights of transgender people. His non-profit foundation (Interplast, now called ReSurge International) has sent thousands of multidisciplinary teams to perform transformative and reconstructive surgery in the developing world.
Second Lives, Second Chances is more than just a memoir; it’s a testament to how the determination of one person can bring others together to make a lasting difference in the world.
Short DescriptionThrough his work in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Laub changed the lives of thousands of patients, and fostered the development of key areas in surgery: pioneering humanitarian medical missions in the developing world, revolutionizing gender affirmation surgery, and mentoring over 50 surgeons.
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“The reader will enjoy Dr. Laub’s travels to rural areas around the world with vivid, political, often dangerous and picturesque stories. Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon's Stories of Transformation by Donald R. Laub, M.D. is a quick read, though it is highly engaging and detailed in medical and philanthropic terms. It is a true story of faith, giving back, and living globally.” — New York Journal of Books
“Laub, now 83, has written a memoir embodying the energy and maverick personality that fuelled his many activities over the decades.” — Lavender Magazine
“Thoroughly engrossing, Second Lives, Second Chances is more than just a memoir; it's a testament to how the determination of one person can bring others together to make a lasting difference in the world.” — Sir Read a Lot
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