From a very distinguished Doctor who was my high school classmate.
Advanced Happy Birthday and I thank you again for your help in the creation of a textbook for world audience. I will donate one to the UP College of Medicine. As you see below, you are acknowledged. The book will be out in print, 600 pages, color coming Feb 2012, so I am quite up to my neck in making this happen. Sorry if I miss the big event and apologize to all.
We, at the onset, would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, and especially to our ever gracious medical editor, Thom Moore. Since we may not be able to thank all the staff who made this book possible, we ask leave for not including everyone. I would like also thank my former mentors who started me on the path to hematopathology: Dr. Jen Lin of New York and Drs. Dick Neiman and Atillio Orazi, formerly of Indianapolis, where I had my hematopathology fellowship. Since that time, I collected microscopic slides intending to use them for teaching: my first cases of lymph node dirofilariasis and leishmaniasis of bone marrow came from that fellowship and were augmented with pearls to many slide boxes of reactive lymphadenopathies over the years.
For the book, additionally would like to thank the following persons and are indebted for their contributions of images, comments, and suggestions. We are indebted to Dr. Betram Schnitzer for his support and for his endorsement of the book. Much of our tropical infectious digital images were provided by Dr. Wun-Ju Shieh, of the Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Atlanta, and we could not thank him and his colleagues enough. Dr. Elmer Koneman, a foremost microbiologist, provided us with rare images of infections in tissues, and we also appreciate his comments on materials to include at the front of the book. We thank Dr. Rito Zerpa Larrauri of Servicio de Microbiolog´ıa, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Ni˜no, LiMA, PeRU for blood and tissue images of leprosy, bartonellosis, and mycobacteria.
We thank Dr. Fabio Fachetti of the Department of Pathology Spedali Civili-University of Brescia, Italy, for the image of CD123 and for personal communication on plasmacytoid monocytes and lymphadenopathies. We additionally are indebted to Dr. James Smith of Indiana University Medical Center, to Dr. Rodney C. Arcenas of Holywood, Florida, to Dr. Ronald Jaffe of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, to Kathy White of Boston Medical Center, and to Dr.J. Ford of Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. We thank Rodney C. Arcenas PhD, Ardeshir Hakam MD of Mofffitt Cancer Center, Antonio Hernandez MD of Quest Dx/Ameripath Center for Advanced Diagnostics, and Dr. Steve Shaw of NIH/NCI for providing scholarly materials discussing the paracortical cords. We also thank Dr. Steve Swerdlow, chief hematopathologist at the University of Pittsburg, for sharing digital images of CML lymphadenitis.
We thank Dr. Gary Hellerman for facilitation of email communications at the beginning of the project and for editing parts of the manuscript and also Gary Bentley for helping with line art figures. We are indebted to Ms. Malou Domingo of Manila, the Philippines, for research in tropical pathology and to Dr. Sharon Villanueva of Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan, for articles on leptospirosis and to Philip, for research • and editing work.
It is a must that we curb our population growth
Guesstimates peg that Metro Manila's population has grown to almost 15million today. In 1974 while doing my OJT at POPCOM, national rowth rate was 33% and Metro Manila's population at that time was 4 million. Today it has bloated to almost 15 million after rate was said to have been 'reduced' to 32.1%. Not much improvement really.
Metro Manila population has grown alarmingly fast. We all know what this means. Living and health conditions deteriorate. Poverty becomes the order of the day. If there are more than 15,000 individuals on a mere square kilometer, you can imagine pollution, over crowding, resources dwindling and then disease not to mention managing flood disasters in the magnitude of Ondoy and Pepeng. Poor social and economic conditions prevail if not worsen.
The Reproductive Health Bill has been approved.