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Byline: Norman Silvester

The surgeon who saved a woman's life with a coathanger and passed Wayne Rooney fit to play at a World up has retired.

Professor Angus Wallace also helped invent the brace position for airline passengers.

He was working in a local hospital the night a plane crashed on the M1 in Leicestershire in 1989 and researched injuries suffered by the passengers.

The Dundonian became famous in 1985 when he saved a woman's life on a Hong Kong to London flight by using a coathanger to treat a collapsed lung and LIFE-SAVER Wallace brandy to sterilise his improvised equipment.

In 2006, he brought hope to millions of English fans when he declared Rooney fit to play in the World Cup after he broke his foot.

Until his retirement at the age of 66, Wallace was Professor of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery at Nottingham University.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 4, 2015
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