Writing a book in Arizona

I just returned from two weeks at the Flying E Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona, where I went to work on my new book. I know the manager and her husband and several of the wranglers pretty well, so when I stepped out of my monk-like existence in the bunkhouse, I had some nice visits with […]

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The Trauma Workshop Update

Ten days ago I returned from a week long workshop in Carefree, Arizona. Competition to be included in the workshop was keen, and of course I was the only plastic surgeon among 25 therapists, most of them very experienced. During that week we got the details of the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on a child’s sense […]

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Trauma and PTSD research

For a long time I wondered why some plastic surgery patients with excellent results were still unhappy postoperatively. Further, their distress did not correlate with the degree of the deformity: many patients were distraught from almost invisible imperfections. Thirdly, my colleagues and I have all recognized that these distraught patients cannot be comforted by logical […]

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