Presentation of the book "Sueños Cumplidos", Prof. Jaime Planas´s memories.
Presentation of the book "Sueños Cumplidos", Prof. Jaime Planas´s memories.During the celebration of Clínica Planas´s 40th anniversary the 20th of October, a tribute to Prof. Jaime Planas was made with the presentation of his memories "Sueños Cumplidos". Published by Planeta, the book compiles the experience of a doctor that revolutionised the medicine practice in Spain and was a pioneer in plastic surgery. The benefits of this book will be completely destined to Jaime Planas Foundation.
During the celebration of Clínica Planas´s 40th anniversary the 20th of October, a tribute to Prof. Jaime Planas was made with the presentation of his memories “Sueños Cumplidos”. Published by Planeta, the book compiles the experience of a doctor that revolutionised the medicine practise in Spain and was a pioneer in plastic surgery. His Majesty, the King of Spain wanted to dedicate some words to him, which can be founded in the first pages of the book. “Sueños cumplidos” is the story of a dream that comes true with effort and passion for medicine. The experience of a doctor who was the first one to apply some procedures that revolutionized the practise of medicine in Spain. It is also a love and gratitude testimony to his wife, the fast-paced chronicle of the devastating Civil War and a great description of his experience abroad. These pages are a memorable biography about a man dedicated to his profession and a fascinating testimony about a time where the surgery was taking its first steps in our country.
We can say a lot of good things about Dr. Jaime Planas. First of all, he revolutionised the plastic and reparative surgery in our country. Secondly, he always chose the excellence and education. Thirdly, his activity and excellent performance was well known abroad. Customers and patients came from the entire world, and his motto was “a job well done does not have boundaries”. And finally he contributed to the prestige of Barcelona and the Catalan medicine. For all these reasons, thank you. Jordi Pujol, ex president of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Jaime’s life was an example of striving for the spread of knowledge, his capacity and intelligence transformed it into a unique force. Ivo Pitanguy, plastic surgeon.
Jaime Planas was a pioneer in the organization of international courses in Spain, which enable to update knowledge to several surgeons. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, Medicine professor at the Universidad de México.
We will all keep a deep memory in our hearts of his extraordinary professional spirit and his professionalism that was a model to all of us. Mark Gorney, ex president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
I had the chance to be Jaime Planas´s friend during several years. He owned a world of sensibility wisely applied to the aesthetical game; I would say magical game, between plastic and life. My utmost admiration to my good friend Jaime Planas and to the good example of his sons. Félix Revello de Toro, painter.