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August 1946


Author Affiliations

(MC); (MC); United States Naval Reserve

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(2):205-206. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510370089009

We were on duty at the United States Naval Hospital at Munda, New Georgia. In the spring and summer of 1944 we noticed symptoms of yaws on the skins of the natives. As we were indebted to these friendly people for the solicitous help they gave our armed forces, we felt that we might in some measure repay them by establishing a clinic for the treatment of yaws. The higher echelon permitted us to begin such a clinic at Wana Wana, a native village about an hour and a half by power boat from Munda.

Accordingly, we secured a thatched hut in the sprawling, fly-infested village. Though we were working under primitive conditions, we attempted to work scientifically; yet owing to the exigencies of war, our records were lost; only an incomplete graph and some pictures remain. Therefore this can in no sense be considered a scientific paper; rather, it

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