THE ARMED forces of the United States have completed one of the largest experiments in group medical practice that has ever been undertaken. Regardless of some errors which were made in scientific methods, in planning and in organization, it is believed that the history of the medical services will demonstrate conclusively that the individual soldier and sailor received medical and surgical care of a high standard. It is our purpose in this paper to assess, insofar as our individual experiences will allow, the successes and failures which dermatology, as one of the medical specialties, contributed to the over-all mission of prevention and cure of disease in the United States Army.
Official histories dealing with various aspects of the Medical Department of the Army will appear in due course. It is believed that these will be written objectively and honestly. They will furnish much information which should be of interest and
PILLSBURY DM, LIVINGOOD CS. EXPERIENCES IN MILITARY DERMATOLOGY: Their Interpretation in Plans for Improved General Medical Care. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(4):441–462. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1947.01520040010002
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