April £3, 1938
Mr. J. C. Schwarz
Editor, "Who's Who Among
Physicians and Surgeons"
£77 Broadway, New York, N. Y.
U. S. A.
Dear Mr. Schwarz:
I have received your letter of March 3,
1938, in which you inform me that my name has
been recommended by Dr. Jose M. Delgado for
inclusion in the 1938 edition of "Who’s Who
Among Physicians and Surgeons." In compliance
with your request, I am filling out the ques-
tionnaire which you have sent me although, upon
second thought, I feel that I am not entitled
to be included in this publication inasmuch as,
at present, I am occupying a government posi-
tion not connected with the medical work.
I served as a volunteer surgeon, during
the World War, with the American Red Cross and
was detailed as surgeon to French hospitals.
For my services there, I was decorated with the
French Medal of Honor, the Silver Medal of French
Recognition and was made an officer of the Legion
of Honor. Upon my return to the Islands, I joined
the Medical Corps of the Philippine Constabulary,
the armed force of the Philippine Government, and,
five years after I joined the organization, I was
promoted to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel and
made Chief Surgeon. At the same time, I was made
President of the Board of Medical Examiners, which
position I occupied for several years.
In 193£ the Department of Health and Welfare
was organized by the Philippine Legislature, and
the then Governor-General, Theodore Roosevelt,
appointed me Acting Commissioner of Health and
Welfare to organize the department. I occupied
this position for two years after which Governor-
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Headquarters Philippine Army
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff
General Murphy asked me to give up my medical
work and accept an appointment as Brigadier Gen-
eral and Commanding General of the Philippine
Constabulary. I tried to discuss with Governor-
General Murphy my objections to such appointment,
but I was told that my services were needed, and
I had no other recourse but to accept. Since
then, I have been separated from my surgical work
although, occasionally, I still perform surgical
operations. When the Philippine Army was organ-
ized in 1936, the President of the Commonwealth
promoted me to the rank of Major General and de-
signated me Deputy Chief of Staff which position
I now hold.
In the year 1935 I was elected President of
the Colegio Medico-Farmaceutico de Filipinas, the
oldest medical society existing in the Islands .
I was reelected twice during which time I was
able to bring about the union of the old Spanish
medical society and the new English-speaking Ma-
nila Medical Society. Former presidents had tried
to bring about this union, but opposition on the
part of the members of both societies made all
their efforts futile. I was fortunate to be able
to win the goodwill of the members of both socie-
ties and, with the cooperation of Dr. Nanagas,
then President of the Manila Medical Society, I
was able to bring about the much-needed union.
Personally, I feel that I am not entitled
to be included in the publication ’’Who’s Who
Among Physicians and Surgeons,” but I am leaving
that to your own judgment.
BASIL 10 J. VALDES
Who’s Who in the, Philippines
P. O. Box 2063, Manila. P. I.
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
WHO'S WHO AMONG PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
1. - Deans and important faculty memUers
of medical schools of recognized standing.
2. - Consulting physicians to important
3. - Physicians occupying important
positions on staffs of medical institu-
tions or hospitals.
4. - Recipients of high awards or honors
for medical or surgical contributions.
5. - Authors of accepted medical works.
6. - Editors of official medical journals
7. - Officers of important medical soci-