Remembering My Doctor Who Let Me Walk Again

The New York Times—December 21, 2016

Barbara Brotman writes a personal account of her experience with the late Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD, from Hospital for Special Surgery in the Voices section of The New York Times.

She describes an incident as a teenager which led to a broken hip and explains the unusual surgery she underwent with Dr. Wilson who she stayed in contact with through the years.

She writes about the concidential pain she experienced in her hip right before she found out he had passed. She writes "it was as if we were connected at the hip he had crafted for me, as if my hip could thrive only as long as he did. Or, perhaps, as if my hip were grieving."

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