RE: Med Teh's versus Histopathologists - final statement

From:Bruce Gapinski


		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Mike Kirby []
		Sent:	Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:06 AM
		To:	Histonet (E-mail)
		Subject:	Med Teh's versus Histopathologists - final

		Ok boys and girls! Time out, enough, cease, desist, whoa!

		It was not my intention to start a range war. My comments on
the "slice &
		dice brigade" were aimed at those Histopaths who seem to
think that they are
		God's gift to the Medical Profession, and everything else is
not worth
		mentioning. Believe me, my hackles were raised when one of
your kind asked,
		"Med Tech's, can they be trained to do Histopathology?",
implying that we
		are a bunch of monkeys, hence, my somewhat facetious reply.

		I am fully aware of the invaluable contribution you guys
make to medicine,
		and the fact that it does take years to become proficient in
		discipline, just as it took years for me to learn the
morphology that can be
		found on a blood slide. But I wasn't about to allow a snide
comment like
		that go unanswered. 

		To those who I offended, I apologize. It was not my intent
to rubbish or
		belittle your profession. So please, put away your trimming
knives, as I
		would prefer that my nose, ears and other wobbly bits remain
in their
		allotted positions.

		Finally, thanks to the voice of reason from Jeanine
Bartlett, in that, all
		disciplines are equal in our never ending quest to get the
patient back on
		his/her feet.

		Mike Kirby.("Ever so umble" Haematologist)
		South Africa.

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