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Especial attention is given in this book, which we believe is the first American book on the subject, to the diseases peculiar to the tropical lands under the flag of the United States. Credit is given to American physicians for the large amount of work which they have done in studying them. The subject of tropical medicine is of interest to all physicians who wish to keep abreast of the progress of medicine, for it is in this field that many of the most recent and most interesting discoveries have been made. Moreover, it is of interest, for certain of these diseases are likely at any time to be brought to our own shores and those living in the large seaports must be on the watch for such importations. Even in the center of our continent we have seen several of these, to us, rare diseases, among sailors, soldiers and
Tropical Medicine, with Special Reference to the West Indies, Central America, Hawaii and the Philippines, Including a General Consideration of Tropical Hygiene.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(23):1975. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520490067023
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