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April 18, 1903

Tropical Medicine.

JAMA. 1903;XL(16):1091-1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490160043012

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Minneapolis, Minn., April 8, 1903.

To the Editor:  —I note your suggestions on the study of tropical diseases, and I note Dr. Ashmead's reply to your suggestion in The Journal of April 4. I fully agree with you that the American Medical Association should give special attention to the study of tropical diseases. I do not believe that the Section on Hygiene and Sanitary Science is in itself the proper place for such subjects. They should be studied from the broader field of general medicine. At the same time, the sanitary feature should not be lost sight of, and if a joint meeting could be given by Sections on Medicine and Sanitary Science it would seem that the greatest amount of good might thus be accomplished. You will note that these two sections have arranged for one day's work in joint meeting this year, and we have arranged a program

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