Archive for April, 2010

What Caused This Deformity?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 |

  Here are some hints… This disease is considered a ‘classic’ in tropical medicine. It’s generally considered to be highly contagious, but really is not. Control of the disease has improved in recent years, though many people are still suffering from the permanent disability that it brings. Enough hints? This deformity is caused by leprosy. […]

Just what is “Tropical Medicine”?

Monday, April 19th, 2010 |

  I was honored to receive an invitation to address the Baptist Medical Dental Fellow annual convention in Fort Worth. Such an esteemed assembly of scholars and dedicated women and men, most of whom have served voluntarily in the poorest communities around the globe. The topic they asked me to address on April 17 was […]

Serving The Forgotten Among Us

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 |

  Is it necessary to board an airplane in order to serve forgotten people? Need you learn a new language, acquire a passport or special vaccinations to aid those who are most neglected? Actually no. While you may feel compelled to go to such lengths, this fact remains: there exist untold forgotten people, the least […]