The Titanium Rib by Alain Gunn

"The Titanium Rib" is a fascinating account of how dedicated surgeons, Dr. Melvin Smith and Dr. Robert Campbell, invented a surgical implant to save the lives of small children who would otherwise have suffocated to death due to chest deformities including missing or malformed ribs. An added bonus to the new device is it's aid in straightening out spinal curvature. This book also covers their 17 year struggle to obtain FDA approval for the implant, as well as the search for a manufacturer. Alian Gunn has written an interesting and informative book, which is accompanied by a section of illustrations and photographs.