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Article
November 1945

DERMATOLOGY IN AN ARMY STATION HOSPITAL SERVING IN ITALY

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(5):335-341. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510290040006
Abstract

The relative position and functions of the dermatologic section in any hospital are generally the same as in any other, whether it be a department of a civilian hospital, of an army hospital in the continental United States or of an army hospital on overseas duty. One can reasonably expect, however, some variations and differences in the problems and procedures of dermatologic practice in hospitals of different nature, organization and geographic location.

An army hospital serving overseas usually has some limitations of equipment, supplies and personnel which hospitals in the Zone of the Interior do not as a rule have. Sanitary conditions under which soldiers have to live at the front, in bivouac areas and in replacement centers behind the lines may account for a higher number of bacterial and parasitic diseases of the skin than may be seen in hospitals in the United States. Parasites peculiar

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