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Ten years' experience in Siam afforded an opportunity for observing many interesting cases, a few of which will be reported to illustrate the variety of the material and the extent to which natives will permit a disease to progress before applying for treatment. The greatest difficulty modern medicine has to contend with in the Far East is the reluctance of the native to seek scientific relief until he has exhausted every other means of treatment. By that time he is usually beyond the curative stage and thus it is difficult for modern practice to demonstrate its superiority over the native healer.
REPORT OF CASES
Case1.—Papillary Adenomas of the Sweat Glands.—
A Siamese man, aged 47, applied to the clinic to have tumors removed. They had appeared first about eight years previously, as pinhead nodules. Sections showed them to be papillary adenomas of the sweat glands. Section 1
MENDELSON RW. CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL, BANGKOK, SIAM. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(3):298–303. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370270059003
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