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Wave: 1 Duax: 0


On April 24, IUCr President, Bill Duax, was standing on a boulder on the edge of a beach in British Virgin Gorda, when a wave washed over the boulder and threw him 6 ft to the surface of another boulder, breaking his leg. Six ambulances, one ferry boat, two airplanes (including a saber jet), 4 different sets of traction apparatus, 150 medical personnel, and 36 hours later he was in Buffalo where an orthopedic surgeon put his leg back together with a 12 inch titanium plate and 13 screws. Two months later he began walking with the aid of a cane. We hope that by 2004 he will have discarded the cane.