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August 25, 1999


Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(8):735. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-8-jbk0825

To the Editor: Telemedicine is a promising expansion of health care delivery.1 Johnston Atoll, a tiny coral archipelago 1300 km southwest of Hawaii, would appear ideally suited for its use. Although Johnston Atoll is a US National Wildlife Refuge, it is better known as a site for chemical weapons storage and destruction, with about 300 military and 900 civilian residents.