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November 12, 1932

Studien zur Pathologie und Epidemiologie Ost-Afrikas: Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen im Mandatsgebiet Tanganyika (Deutsch-Ost-Afrika).

JAMA. 1932;99(20):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740720069036

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This report consists of observations made in the years 1928-1930 in the former colony of German East Africa, now the mandated territory of Tanganyika. There are (1) an introductory section on the geography and climatology of the region, (2) a brief section on the population, and (3) the main section of eighty-one pages giving a summary of the pathology of East Africa. The author divides the diseases encountered into those which are typically tropical and those which are not. The tropical diseases include malaria, trypanosomiasis, leprosy, frambesia, certain helminthiases, relapsing fever, leishmaniosis, smallpox, tropical ulcer and a few rarer conditions. The nontropical diseases include (1) general infectious diseases, such as whooping cough, measles, chickenpox, mumps, scarlet fever, diphtheria, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, respiratory diseases, typhus fever, dysentery, rheumatic polyarthritis, anthrax, cerebrospinal meningitis, poliomyelitis, tetanus and certain disorders of the eye, and (2) noninfectious conditions, such as tumors, mental diseases and deformities.

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