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December 18, 1943


JAMA. 1943;123(16):1052-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840510046013

TROPICAL DISEASES IN RETURNING MILITARY PERSONNEL  [Note.—The publication of this statement has been requested by the Subcommittee on Tropical Diseases of the National Research Council. The statement has the approval of the Division of Medical Sciences, National Research Council, and of the Surgeons General of the Army, Navy and Public Health Service.Ed.]The military forces of the United States operating in tropical and subtropical areas are exposed to a number of diseases which occur only in those areas or are much more prevalent there than in this country. Some of these diseases will be brought back to this country in returning military personnel and may be seen by civilian practitioners of medicine either in persons infected abroad or in persons to whom the diseases have spread from the original cases. It is important that physicians be familiar with the diseases which may be imported, and