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June 10, 1905

A Section on Tropical Diseases.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(23):1868. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500500048017

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Abstract

Philadelphia, June 1, 1905.

To the Editor:  —The Section on Tropical Diseases of the British Medical Association, organized a few years ago through the efforts of Dr. Sandwith of Cairo, has proved a noteworthy success. The meetings have been largely attended and the discussions have excited wide interest among the members of the association who represent the medicine of Great Britain in the tropical outposts and those at home. The subjects selected for the successive meetings have been of very general interest. This year they are as follows: For the first day, "Tick Fever"; second, "Sprue and Hill Diarrhea"; for the third, "Tropical Diseases of the Skin."While our national interests in the tropics are of comparatively recent date and much less extended than those of Great Britain, they are sufficiently important to make it in the highest degree desirable that a section on tropical diseases should be organized in

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