¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ wV d’ eãeinon men zwn, dia touton de ãalwV zwn. ¢ (PloutarcoV 75 p. C) Plutarch wrote that Alexander the Great once said that edge sharing,and technical pearls at meetings locally, he owed his life to his father but he owed learning how nationally,and internationally. to live well to his teacher,Aristotle. As impeccable as he was in his lectures,he was even This book is a tribute to my teacher in surgery Jon more meticulous in the operating room. His operating van Heerden. “Jon,”for his many friends, yet always rooms at Mayo were models of decorum,punctuality, “Dr. van Heerden” for me (who never managed to expert teamwork, attention to minutiae, the abh- overcome the anxiety I felt,as a chief resident,when rence of blood loss,and ultimate respect not only for interrupting a golf game to discuss patient problems) tissues,but most importantly for the patient. He truly has inspired many surgeons worldwide. believed in the aphorism:“The most important person It is not accidental that in this book most of the in the operating room is the patient – not the surgeon. ” renowned participants have been directly or indirectly Jon van Heerden was just and understanding but he students, and/or friends, of Jon van Heerden. The was not lenient or flexible with members of the op- remaining contributors who are not surgeons have ating team and there was no margin for error.
Practical guide to surgery of the adrenal glandsFirst book to cover all aspects and current surgical techniques regarding treatment of diseases of the adrenal glandsHigh quality color illustrations; helps understand the surgical procedures step by step; highly structured for easy reference