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April 30, 1910


Author Affiliations

Medical Inspector, Bureau of Health for the Philippine Islands; Acting Chief, Baguio Hospital.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(18):1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550440001001l

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BAGUIO, BENGUET, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS  I report the following case to call attention to the presence of a comparatively rare disease in an uncivilized race in a remote corner of the globe; and to emphasize the value of careful routine examination over snap diagnoses.Baguio is situated up in the Benguet mountains of the Island of Luzon. This country is inhabited by the wild mountain tribes who, until the advent of the Americans, seldom saw a white man. Moreover there was little, if any, mingling with the more civilized Christian tribes inhabiting the lowlands. Only during the past five years has the famous Benguet road made this region more accessible and brought representatives of other nationalities into closer contact with the Igorrotes.

Patient.  —An Igorrote, aged about 40 (they never know how old they are), presented himself at the hospital clinic complaining of a

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