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October 1942

Ambassadors in White. The Story of American Tropical Medicine

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(4):618. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500160152020

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This book is a story of the fight against disease in the American tropics by physicians from the United States and Europe. It is written by a layman who has obviously made an extensive study of nutrition and of various tropical diseases, especially malaria. It represents a tremendous amount of reading as well as first hand information from various visits to the tropics. It is a most instructive book and a fascinating one to read by physicians and laymen alike.

Special chapters are devoted to the lives of such well known men as Gorgas, Walter Reed, Carlos Finlay and Noguchi. Another chapter describes the interesting career of William E. Deeks, who is not as well known to the medical profession as the others. Many other physicians are mentioned at greater or less length who have done their part in the seemingly hopeless fight against tropical diseases.

An instructive chapter entitled

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