VISAKHAPATNAM: Research done by city’s senior dermatologist and his publications received international recognition and he has been asked to contribute a chapter on anthrax to the third edition of a book being published by a professor of University of Texas.
A former HoD of Dermatology of Andhra Medical College and King George Hospital and now heading the Surya Skin Care and Research Centre, G. Raghurama Rao has also been asked to write a review article on genital herpes infection for The Open Infectious Diseases Journal, Bentham Science being published from Italy and to participate in an interview based on his paper “prurutic papular eruption in HIV” with subject experts from Latin American countries to be conducted by an organisation called SIIC. Medical professionals and researchers based in India rarely get an opportunity to contribute to the textbooks published from the US and participate in other academic activities conducted in the advanced countries.
Dr. Raghurama Rao’s detailed work on cutaneous anthrax after it erupted in the Visakha Agency area and the papers published in the medical journals prompted David H. Walker, Professor and Chairman of Department of Pathology and Executive Director of Centre for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases of University of Texas, to invite the Visakhapatnam dermatologist to co-author a chapter on anthrax. Talking to The Hindu, Dr. Raghurama Rao expressed his happiness for being invited to participate in the academic activity abroad.