The Mark Johnson Story

In the course of my practice at Stanford University I was looking for diagnoses in new areas to apply my recently acquired craft, wonderful in nature and powerful in its novel ability to improve humankind. As a recent transplant from the Midwest, I was searching to make a contribution to medical science and society that … Continue reading The Mark Johnson Story


Word from the Pope

“Dr. Laub, I just got back from the Vatican and have a report on Sex Change Canon Law from the Pope.” – Sep. 17, 1967 The call I had been waiting for came from a Seminary Ph.D. student who had gone on a pilgrimage to the Vatican one and a half years ago from Menlo … Continue reading Word from the Pope

Spreading my Equadorian Dream: Palacios Part III

Most people think that plastic surgery is frivolous; it is only to gain money, only to do breast implants or face lifting. It’s true that is part of it. I survive from that but I also gain the resources in order to do the other things, to achieve the dream.


Living My Ecuadorian Dream: Palacios Part II

So I began to work alone. Nobody. No resident. No intern. Nobody. And I began to see the patients, burn patients. There were at that time children staying in the hospital, so I began to see many other things. And I saw there were patients who needed care for burns. The way the hospital was, the burn patient wasn’t taken care of.


Becoming an Ecuadorian Plastic Surgeon: Palacios Part I

The magic of plastic surgery could do it!