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Download pediatrics practice endocrinology PDF Is the best book  Once again, we get to acknowledge those family members, friends, and colleagues whose influence in our lives is ines- timable. I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude for the support given to me over many years by my parents, Jack and Lil; my wife, Peggy; my sons, Doug and Greg; my granddaughters, Samantha and Summer; my brother, David; and my sister, Ellen. Other family members to thank are my brothers-in-law, Joe Suckiel and Jay Markson, and the entire Markson family. I am particularly saddened by the recent loss of my great-cousin, Ralph Kaplowitz, a member of the first NBA Championship team—the 1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors—and a good friend.

Download pediatrics practice endocrinology PDF Of the many wonderful colleagues with whom I have worked for 50 years, I particularly thank the following for guidance and support at various times in my life: Lennie Licara, Saul Chavkin, Yvonne Brackbill, Kenneth Monty, Harry Harlow, Harry Waisman, Robert Metzenberg, Willam Middleton, Henry Kempe, Henry Silver, Vince Fulginiti, Grant Morrow, Claude Migeon, Bob Blizzard, Harold and Helen Harrison, and Elmer “Whitey” Lightner. A special thanks to Jules Amer, Irwin Redlener, Lew Barness, and Enid Gilbert-Barness for their guidance and friendship.
It goes without saying that this book and our previous one, “Principles and Practice of Pediatric Endocrinology,” would not have been possible without the incredibly valuable collaboration and support given freely by Dave Allen and Mitch Geffner. There are many other colleagues and friends whom I would like to acknowledge, but space limitations do exist. To all of you, you know who you are, thank you.
Michael S. Kappy, MD, PhD.

Download pediatrics practice endocrinology PDF The work of this book has stimulated much positive per- sonal and professional reflection—on the complexity, advancement, and expansion of our field of pediatric endocrinology, on the insights of countless brilliant con- tributors to this progress, on the joy and privilege of caring for children, and on the satisfaction of collaborating with such wonderful and talented colleagues: Michael Kappy, Mitch Geffner, and our contributing authors.

Download pediatrics practice endocrinology PDFFor inspiration, I am most indebted to my father, Rich Allen, a dedicated pediatrician in the truest and most profound sense of the word. In spite of my efforts to take a different path, the example he provided in caring for chil- dren brought me back to medicine, and then to pediatrics. For whatever perspective and humility I do have, I give thanks to my mother, Joyce, the most centered and loving individual I have ever known. And for everything else, I thank my wife, Sally, who has unselfishly and constantly supported and encouraged me for over 35 years; and my children, Brittany, Doug, and Nick, who provide immeasur- able love and joy and the motivation always to do my best.

Professionally, I first acknowledge the generous spirit of Dr. Robert Blizzard for his invaluable advice and support early in my career. I also thank Ann Johanson, Ron Rosenfeld, Ed Reiter, Alan Rogol, Barbara Lippe, Margaret MacGillivray, and Ken Copeland, who have inspired and encouraged me to seek academic and leader- ship challenges. I am indebted to my University of Wiscon- sin mentors and colleagues Norm Fost and Aaron Fried- man, who instilled in me a love for critical thinking and the importance of challenging conventional wisdom. And finally, a sincere thank you to my UW Endocrine Division co-workers—Michael MacDonald, Ellen Connor, Aaron Carrel, and Tracy Bekx—who make work in the real world so much fun, and without whose patience and support I could not have pursued so many opportunities.
Twenty-five years ago, the specialty of pediatric endocrinology captivated my interest because of its ele- gance, diversity, mystery, and intrinsically pediatric focus on the changes of childhood and adolescence. My hope for this book is that it both captures and conveys these qualities for the reader.
David B. Allen, MD
xii ■ Acknowledgments
I have once again had a professional thrill ride working with my close friends, Mike Kappy and Dave Allen, on our second endeavor into the world of text- book writing. Their endless knowledge, work ethic, and unyielding camaraderie are unmatched.
For the second time, I can see that editing and language are key essentials to the art of creating a text- book, talents for which my father (high school chem- istry teacher and review book writer) and mother (high school French teacher) must be commended for provid- ing the impetus (and genetics).

Download pediatrics practice endocrinology PDFDownload pediatrics practice endocrinology PDFDownload pediatrics practice endocrinology PDFDownload pediatrics practice endocrinology PDFIn my preface in our previous book, I acknowl- edged the many mentors, colleagues, and trainees who had inspired me to that point. That list is still true to this day, but I would like to expand it to make up for one inadvertent omission, Alan Morris, former fellow and longstanding friend, and to acknowledge my most
recent fellow graduates: Josh May, Lily Chao, Christine Burt Solorzano, Avni Shah, and Nina Ma. I also can’t say enough about Rob Rapaport, who is such a superb physician, scientist, and, most importantly, friend.

I must also pay special tribute to three people from my prior list who, tragically, met untimely deaths and who had major impacts in my professional life: Dave Golde, Joao Antunes, and Alan Herschenfeld.But not to dwell on the obvious, I would never have had the opportunity to write this book or to have had any professional success were it not for the unwavering support of my family. My wife, Andrea, has been my rock and my children, Jenny and Eric, have always been there for me. I also want to acknowledge my soon-to-be daughter-in- law, Ashley King. I am so fortunate to have them all in my life.

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