The recognition of the specialty of dermatology by the United States Army, with the inclusion of dermatologic sections in station hospitals, has opened a field somewhat new to American dermatologists, one which specialists in diseases of the skin about to enter the service and those not destined to do so cannot help wondering about. Cutaneous diseases may be expected to remain basically the same, but the role such diseases play in an army in training and in the field must of necessity produce certain problems not encountered in routine civilian practice. Which diseases are seen most commonly, which disable partially or completely and which require hospitalization under strenuous field conditions are just a few of the questions which must inevitably come to mind.
It is of course not possible to present the entire aspect of this problem from an experience limited to duty within the country
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