|Microsurgery: Transplantation and Replantation by Harry J. Buncke, MD, et al.|
I would like to thank all the authors for their individual contributions. I am particularly grateful to the following associates for their efforts over and above their chapters. Special mention should be made of:
Dr. Bernard S. Alpert, for his long association and dedication to training microsurgical fellows and testing and applying the various techniques.
Dr. Gregory M. Buncke, for his constant encouragement and prodding to complete "THE BOOK."
Dr. H. Brian Evans, for his months of anatomic dissections demonstrating many of the donor areas to Marsha Dohrmann, our medical illustrator.
Dr. William C. Lineaweaver, for his energetic, enthusiastic productivity with many sections of the "THE BOOK."
Dr. Peter P. Siko, for completely converting the book photographs from black and white prints to original 35 mm slides for later laser copying.
Dr. Fredrick A. Valauri, for his overall assistance in bringing everything together and coordinating cases and manuscripts.
Dr. Timothy Whitney, for helping with the editing of each chapter, selecting clinical cases, and checking and expanding the references.
A great portion of the message of any atlas-text is summarized in the anatomic-medical illustrations. Marsha Dohrmann, who has been present at numerous operations, innumerable cadaver dissections, and editing sessions, has captured this message for posterity with her vivid style.
We are indebted to the Davies Medical Center for its continued support of our research and our educational efforts, all of which formed the foundation for this text.
We would like to thank Gene Thomas, our transcriptionist, for placing the entire effort in the computer and patiently revising chapter after chapter after chapter.
We thank Hilda Thomas, our secretary for many years, for her help with the early manuscript and for constantly keeping track of the expenses of this venture.
We would also like to thank Len Newlin, Director of the Microsurgical Laboratory, for his constant help on many facets of this book.
We thank Donna Schaeffer for her editing and writing assistance.
We cannot close without thanking all the Fellows and Residents who have trained on this service for their contributions and constant inspiration, without which this effort would have succumbed some time ago.
I would like to thank Dr. Constance M. Buncke, my wife, who has created a privileged environment which made all this possible.
And finally, I would like to thank Mr. Thomas Gibson of Glasgow, Scotland, who inspired me to explore the possibilities of tissue transplantation by microvascular anastomosis (see Epilogue).
Part of the preparation and publishing expenses for this text have been borne by The Microsurgical Transplantation Research Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, The Crosby Foundation, and Davies Medical Center.
HARRY J. BUNCKE, M.D.