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Thousands of American fighting men in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands are now being exposed to the danger of tropical diseases and may easily become carriers of tropical infections even without clinical symptoms. Sick men are evacuated to the homeland, where the physicians are confronted with the task of treating diseases which in normal times they would hardly see. That is why the publication of "Clinical Tropical Medicine" is a most timely and welcome event. To a dermatologist this book is a valuable addition to his library of textbooks on diseases of the skin.
The importance of tropical diseases in dermatology or, vice versa, of dermatologic diseases in tropical medicine is illustrated by the fact that of the 72 chapters of this book 18, exactly one fourth, are devoted to the diseases in which the skin is either the only affected organ or the essential part of the
Clinical Tropical Medicine. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(1):74. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510130077022
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