(1936-2003) Eminent American pediatrician and pioneer in human developmental biology. Warshaw used biochemical, cell biological and molecular techniques to investigate the regulation of fetal growth and perinatal adaptation.
Dr. Warshaw began working in the area of developmental metabolism while at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital from 1967 to 1973. He moved to Yale in 1973 to become Director of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. From 1982 to 1987, he was Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. He returned to Yale as the Chair of Pediatrics in 1987 and held that post until 2000. He then became Dean of the University of Vermont Medical School where he died of multiple myeloma at age 67.
Joe Warshaw was a major figure in the development of pediatrics in the late 20th century. He “radiated enthusiasm in all directions” and helped make pediatrics what it is today.
A local growth of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) caused by a virus. The virus of warts (a papillomavirus) is transmitted by contact. The contact can be with a wart on someone else or one on oneself (autoinoculation). Warts that occur on the hands or top of the feet are called “common […]
- Wart, genital
A wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth. Most people infected with HPV have no symptoms but […]
- Warts, plantar
Warts that grow on the soles of the feet. Plantar warts are different from most other warts. They tend to be flat and cause the buildup of the top layer of the skin (that has to be peeled away before the plantar wart itself can be seen. They can be quite painful. Plantar warts are […]
- Wasp sting
A sting from a wasp, which can trigger allergic reactions that vary greatly in severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. In some cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective.
1. Gradual loss (for example, of weight), deterioration, emaciation. As in a wasting disease. 2. Excessive depletion. As in salt wasting, the excessive loss of salt.