Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Taylor &. Francis Croup
Boca Raton London New York
CRC Press is an imprint of the
Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business
Taylor & Francis Group
6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742
© 2007 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
CRC Press is an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business
No claim to original U.S. Government works
Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper
International Standard Book Number-10: 0-8493-1731-2 (Hardcover) International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-8493-1731-6 (Hardcover)
This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed. Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and the publisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the consequences of their use.
No part of this book may be reprinted, reproduced, transmitted, or utilized in any form by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publishers.
For permission to photocopy or use material electronically from this work, please access www. copyright.com (http://www.copyright.com/) or contact the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978-750-8400. CCC is a not-for-profit organization that provides licenses and registration for a variety of users. For organizations that have been granted a photocopy license by the CCC, a separate system of payment has been arranged.
Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Visit the Taylor & Francis Web site at http://www.taylorandfrancis.com
and the CRC Press Web site at http://www.crcpress.com
To Nancy, Brett, and Liara for their support and understanding.
In Memoriam for Charles R. Baxter, M.D.
While this book has many esteemed authors, we were extremely honored to have Dr. Charles R. Baxter as one of the contributors. Unfortunately, he passed away on March 10, 2005, shortly after completing a final review of his chapter contribution.
Dr. Baxter served in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for over 40 years. During this time he served as the director of the Parkland Burn Center, the Transplant Services Center, the NIH Burn Research Center, and as the Frank H. Kidd, Jr. Professor of Surgery. He also served as the president of the American Burn Association, which he helped build, and the American Association of Surgery. Dr. Baxter published hundreds of papers and book chapters and received numerous national and international awards for the visionary work he completed in the area of burns, skin transplantation, and the care of chronic wounds. His contributions in burn care include the fluid resuscitation formula referred to as the Baxter Formula. He is also known to many throughout the world as the surgeon who cared for President John F. Kennedy one fateful day in Dallas in 1963.
While his name is on the key publications related to burn and wound care as well as nutrition, those of us who knew him as our teacher or as their physician know the real expertise of Dr. Baxter — that is, providing personal care to patients — listening, touching, and of course, joking. He is notorious for having brought a puppy into the burn unit to inspire an 8-year-old girl who had suffered a large body surface area burn. Whether you were the CEO of a large company or an indigent patient — you received the same top-notch care from Dr. Baxter. And if you didn't follow his advice, the same admonitions!
Dr. Baxter will be sorely missed by all of the people he helped train in the profession and those he touched as patients and friends. The size of Dr. Baxter's professional contributions was only surpassed by the size of his heart.
Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RD, LD, CNSD, FACN George U. Liepa, PhD, FACN Joseph A. Molnar, MD, PhD, FACS
Was this article helpful?