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November 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(5):621-628. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440050031002

The opportunity recently came to me to visit Brazil under peculiarly favorable conditions from the standpoint of dermatologic study. Dr. de Mello of Syracuse, who originally came from Brazil, recently returned to his native country for a visit, preceding me by a few weeks. This enabled him to make plans for me to give some lectures before medical societies and to meet the leading dermatologists of Brazil. One of my objects was to observe and photograph cases of the Brazilian type of cutaneous leishmaniasis, which I hope to report on later.

It may be of interest to recall the fact that Brazil is larger than the United States and greater in population and area than all the rest of South America. It is composed of twenty states and the federal district of Rio de Janeiro, the latter being also the name of a state. Of the four cities which I

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