Henry J. Freede became one of Oklahoma's leading orthopedic surgeons in the 1950s after grueling on-the-job training s an Army doctor in the bloody Pacific Theatre of World War II. In a makeshift field hospital tent on Guam, Freede treated the world's first quadruple amputee, a young soldier whose limbs had be shattered by enemy fire. This is the story off Freede completing his education in England, falling in love with an English nurse, Josephine, and bringing her home to Oklahoma. Freede's expertise in the operating room and as an expert witness in the courtroom is legendary. In both arenas he was an imposing figure, clearly in charge of his own destiny and the fortunes of patients, lawyers, and jurors. Freede also became an astute and accomplished investor in Oklahoma's oil and gas industry. His business acumen in drilling for black gold was as sharp as his scalpel in the operating room.