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July 21, 1917


Author Affiliations

Lieutenant-Colonel, United States Army; Professor of Military Hygiene, Army Medical School WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(3):183-185. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590300023007

V. THE PREVENTION OF SPECIAL DISEASES  We have in the army, in addition to the practice of the general sanitation of the troops in regard to food and water, conservancy, personal habits, etc., often to concern ourselves with efforts toward the prevention of certain diseases common in military life, some of them especially likely to occur under particular conditions of environment. Each camp, each war and each climate has had its own individual situation in this respect to be studied and handled by the military sanitarian. The European war, like the others, has developed its own characteristic liability to particular diseases.Let us look for a moment at the development of the war in regard to a few of the most important and interesting of these diseases. They are no doubt familiar to most physicians, through the reading of the current medical journals, but for the

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