And I forgot to mention. In the late 1980s everyone was still doing 10mm punches. I believe it ws Dr Barry White In Melbourne , Australia, who came up with the idea to cut the punch into quarters.
Strip came along and it was Dr Bob Limmer, from San Antonio , Texas, …or was it Arizona…in 1988.who decided that when a strip was cut out, the techs should use proper desktop stereoscopes to dissect the strip.
He was the only doctor in the world to apply high power magnification.
So I called him, several times in 92, 93. 94.
I told him what I was trying to do, but when I told him the numbers I was getting, he thought it impractable, unusable and a novelty…but he did so in a very nice gentleman way
In 1995 I started to get decent numbers and great results. I called him, and suggested he try it. He was still the only strip guy using microscopes.
He wrote back to me, hand written and signed. He said he tried but the transection was way too high. Therefore he thought " genereation of follicles via strip and stereoscopic dissection was still superior "
I still have the letter…framed.
I always knew that transection could be minimised only through years of practice and developing MICRO PROPRIOCEPTIVE SKILLS via the fingertips, high power magnification and transmitted to the instrument.
Now , Drs Rassman and Bernstein saw that Dr LIMMER made a massive leap in strip surgery…or FUT…and published. They tried to take credit for what Dr Limmer originally did. I know Dr Limmer was not happy about that.
But they did the same to me in 2000. I didnt publish because those who read and published those rags…" if your missing toilet paper I can suggest some"…were terrified of FUE and wanted me out…way too much hard work…strip takes 20 minutes, punch some holes and collect 10k…overheads maybe a few hundred.
So I went to the media, and public, who are much smarter than the strip boys gave them credit for.
It wasnt easy as I was black balled from TV from 1996 to 1999…another story.
Rassman and Bernstein published in one of those self serving industry rags, in 2000, after seeing all my results in NYC and LA etc, and early internet , and tried to take credit…like they did to Dr Limmer.
And they both posted in late 2000 and 2001 on how FUE is inferior to STRIP
In 2005, In Sydney, they had the ISHRS meeting. I reluctantly attended and heard Rassman say , in front of a full auditorium, FUE is only done by a few “KANGAROOS” out here
So now, in view of all the media, TV, internet, websites, forum posts, magazines, interviews and international attention over 25 years, Dr A and his call centre minions are digging a hole.
I made it clear, that guys, and the occassional girl, ( need to be politically correct) , who had thick long strong chest hair will get the same on their heads, and there is often a length increase. But if the body hair is weak, thats whats going to grow…and if it extends a few millimetres …so what. Its will be poor coverage and ground cover at best.
Go to the archives…several doctors were trying to convince patients that leg hair will give good coverage on a bald head…I replied that its not true…unless you are a mutant hobbit…or words to that effect
Dr Ray Woods