by M. Gonzales-Ulloa (Editor)
In the turmoil of everyday activity, when few surgeons have time or energy for bibliographic research, the wonderful history of human endeavor runs the risk of remaining buried in libraries. Several years ago, a small group of enthusiasts was gathered together by Mario Gonzalez-Ulloa to write the history of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. There was the feeling among them that experience and knowledge should be shared by all those who practice this art and this science, and that its creation and progress would be alive and present with a chronicle of this surgical specialty. Their chapters have been written. These chapters have appeared in Aes thetic Plastic Surgery, but they are now collected in book form, and the individual style of each author has been preserved. It is a thrilling story. It is a compact information. Let it be our stepping-stone project in which past, present, and future are fused into one.