The authors would like to acknowledge and thank
Caitlin Shure for her assistance and the team at Fair Winds Press,
especially Laura Smith, Tiffany Hill, and Jill Alexander, for making this
book possible. We would also like to thank all of our teachers and
colleagues, with whom we have been lucky to work beside and learn from,
including some of the great minds and clinicians in pain management; thank
you for sharing your knowledge and friendship.
Dr. Charles Argoff
I would like to thank my long-time friend, Brad
Galer, for co-writing this book and always being there to discuss
professional projects and personal developments. I thank my parents,
Allen and Renee Argoff, for teaching me not only the value of hard work and
dedication, but also the value of compassion and caring for all people.
I'd like to thank my wife, Patty, for her boundless love and never-ending
patience and support. Lastly, I thank my children, David,
Melanie, and Emily, each of whom is amazing and whom I love dearly.
Bradley S. Galer, M.D.
I would like to thank my long-time friend,
Charles Argoff, for co-writing this book and for the hundreds of other
achievements we have made together. My parents, Marilyn and Larry
Galer, instilled in me the importance of pursuing dreams and helping
others. I would also like to thank my loving wife, Lele, who has
always stood beside me and supported all the endeavors I have dreamed and
pursued; and my sons, Alex, Peter, and Simon, who are marvelously unique and
wonderful: You make me proud every day.