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St. Anne, Ill., July 15, 1899.
To the Editor.
—With the "Stars and Stripes" flying over the Hawaiian Islands and our new possessions abroad since the termination of the war with Spain, has not the time arrived for a more thorough and systematic teaching in our medical schools of the etiology, pathology, symptoms and treatment of tropical diseases? Returning from the west coast of Africa, last April, I was delighted to learn of the energy being displayed by the Liverpool School of Tropical Diseases, and knowing, from personal experience, what a terrible havoc malarial fever causes among the white settlers in western and equatorial Africa, and realizing how the troops and citizens in our new possessions will have to face not malaria alone, but other diseases peculiar to warm climates, I venture to advocate a more thorough course in all diseases pertaining to the tropics.Many of the future graduates
Bennett AL. A National School of Tropical Medicine. JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(4):213–214. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450560033003
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