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May 1962


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Head of the Department of Dermatology University of Stellenbosch Simon's View Sorrento Rd. St. James, C.P. Republic of South Africa

Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(5):645-646. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590050075017

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To the Editor:  A pilot survey on this subject has yielded such interesting material that I am preparing, with the assistance of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to make a large-scale investigation of the distribution and incidence of skin diseases on the continent of Africa. The ultimate aim is to establish a central office for information and a reference library of literature and photographs.I wish to approach not only those in scientific and academic institutions, but also anyone who practises or has practised in Africa who could supply information, even if it were only on a limited field of the question. I would welcome the hospitality of your columns to bring this request to their attention. Questionnaires will be sent on request to anyone willing to help.

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