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Article
January 1946

INCIDENCE OF DERMATOSES IN OFFICE PRACTICE IN HAWAII

Author Affiliations

HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(1):6-9. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510300009002
Abstract

In 1941 I classified1 1,171 consecutive diagnoses made in the office practice of dermatologists in Honolulu. These indicated that the dermatoses seen in Hawaii did not differ greatly from those seen in mainland United States.2

The purpose of this report is to supplement that series with an additional 2,777 consecutive diagnoses made after the adjustment to war conditions had occurred, and to compare the incidence of certain conditions before the war and during it.

EXPLANATORY COMMENT

As noted in the previous report,1 there is a widespread impression that the dermatoses seen in Hawaii are different from those seen on the mainland. This, it appears, is not true.

There is also a widespread impression that the climate of Hawaii is tropical, or nearly so; this is likewise not true. Hawaii's climate is subtropical, by which is meant "temperate" in the literal — not the

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