Image of the Month: Professor Michael Freeman

Professor Michael Freeman at the Witness Seminar on, 'Early development of Total Hip replacement' held by the History of Biomedicine Research Group, 14/03/2006.

Our Image of the Month shows Professor Michael Freeman at our Wellcome Witness Seminar 'Early Development of Total Hip Replacement'.

Professor Michael Freeman FRCS (b. 1931) trained at the London Hospital. Along with Alan Swanson, he was co-founder of the Biomechanics Unit, Imperial College, London, in 1964, appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the London Hospital from 1968 until his retirement in 1996 and Research Fellow at Imperial College, London from 1968 until 1979. He has been Honorary Consultant, Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, since 1996. He originated new surgical procedures for reconstruction and replacement arthritic hip, knee, ankle and foot joints. He was President of the International Hip Society from 1982 to 1985; the British Hip Society from 1989 to 1991; and the BOA from 1992 to 1993.