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June 9, 1945

A Manual of Tropical Medicine Prepared Under the Auspices of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council

JAMA. 1945;128(6):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860230075029

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Abstract

This book is the product of wide collaboration by military authorities in the field of tropical medicine and was prepared under the auspices of the division of medical sciences of the National Research Council. Although it was designed primarily for the use of medical officers of the armed forces in the field, it should find wide usefulness in the laboratories and schools and serve as a convenient summary of up to date information for physicians and other public health workers.

During the past few years, when the exigencies of universal war have brought about the movement of large masses of men into tropical zones, the health problems arising from it have been prodigious. A considerable amount of enlightenment and definite changes of concept have resulted. We can no longer consider diseases formerly classified as "tropical" to be alien to our temperate zones, for literally millions of returning men will be

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