Publicado por CSSF el 21 June, 2016
Dear friends, I am very happy to join this presentation act today and will do my best to rise to the occasion. I promise to be brief.
Today, we hold in our hands a very special book. It is special for several reasons:
Firstly, because it is fruit of long working hours that have been condensed into 113 pages full of passion for science, of scientific rigour and nevertheless the result turns out to be enjoyable and educational.
Secondly, because there are several renowned faces of the Catalan neurosurgery and university sector present today amongst us.
And finally, because the author of the work presented here today, Dr. Miguel B. Royo Salvador, is with us.
The story behind this composition is rather curious. This book is born far away from the busy editorial world out of a petition. Those who have been involved closely in the making tell me that it was the pressure from patient organizations that sparked off, without them knowing it, the pretext that the book we hold in our hands today is based on.
With regards to today’s event, allow me to point out that surely as much because of the great number of pages dedicated to the Filum Disease, as due to the carefully selected and rich bibliographic references we are standing before one of the most important pieces about Dr Royo’s work.
The book Filum System® A short guide has become the main reference in the study of the diseases related to the Arnold-Chiari I Syndrome, to idiopathic Syringomyelia and idiopathic Scoliosis and it will without a doubt inspire future generations of neurosurgeons to continue on the path that the author initiated already a good number of years ago now.
We are especially happy about Dr. Miguel B. Royo Salvador’s presence today; and we are sure that he will have his colleagues from the Hospital del Mar in his thoughts, as well as his doctoral thesis supervisors and of course his fellow travellers through this not always fruitful field of knowledge.
I promised to be brief, and so I was, without any further ado I give the floor to the author…
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