Letters from the Prairies
About the Book
Letters from the Prairies is loaded with many hotly debated issues, such as the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Is CTS all work-related or a simply overused syndrome? Is genetic counseling really working? What new drugs are available for muscular dystrophy and ALS? Is talcum powder really carcinogenic or merely part of junk science? Letters from the Prairies also addresses issues regarding Dr. Kim’s native country of South Korea. Is the Korean War the most forgotten war? Could the 2018 Winter Olympics be compared to China’s ping-pong diplomacy? Finally, this book discusses Dr. Kim’s mentor, Howard A. Rusk, MD, who is often described as the Father of Rehabilitation Medicine and his personal and professional relationship with Dr. Rusk.
About the Author
Dr. Chansoo Kim was born on September 13,1937 in Taegu, Korea. He received his M.D Degree in 1963 from Kyungpook National University Schoolof Medicine in his home town. He completed an Internship and one year of General Surgery at Kyungpook University Hospital. In Jan. 1965 he underwent Residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Medical Center-- Bellevue Hospital, New York City. A Teaching Fellow, Institute of Rehab. Medicine, New York University Medical Center. Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehab. (PM&R), University of Hawaii Postgraduate Medical Education Program, Okinawa, Ryukyu Island (1969-1971) before reversion to Japan. Associate Medical Director, Pacific Institute of Rehab. Medicine (PIRM), Honolulu, Hawaii (1971-1974).Chairman of Department of Rehab. Medicine (1974-1977) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.IL Former physician consultant for the State of Illinois. Dr.Kim was licensed in the states of Hawaii, Illinois, New York, and Ryukyu Islands (Japan). He holds membership with AMA, the American Academy of PM&R (Fellow), the American Congress of Rehab. Medicine, the Illinois State of Medical Society, the Sangamon County Medical Society and The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Emeritus member) and American Dialect Society.