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March 1960

Studies on Miliaria Rubra

Author Affiliations

U.S.A.F.; U.S.A.F.; U.S.A.F.

Dermatology Service, U.S.A.F. Hospital, Lackland.

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(3):442-446. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730030100017

During the season of May through August in this part of the country (San Antonio, Texas), high temperatures and humidities combine to predispose the population to miliaria. Through the medium of universal air conditioning and acclimatization, the civilian population exercises involuntary control of this condition; however, no such control measures are available or desirable at Lackland Air Force Base, the sole basic training center for airmen in the United States Air Force. Young American men from all walks of life and all geographical regions of the U.S. come to this base for indoctrination and training in the U.S. Air Force. During the summer months, heat acclimatization becomes a major problem for many of them. To some extent this is alleviated by scheduling heavy labor periods during cooler hours of the day, adjusting the workload to fit high temperatures and high humidity periods, and conducting an active educational program in the

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