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Article
April 1944

DISEASES OF THE LIVER AND BILIARY TRACT: HEPATIC INVOLVEMENT IN VARIOUS DISEASES RELATED TO THE WAR

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;73(4):349-363. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210160081009
Abstract

The global extent of the present war has brought the various aspects of tropical diseases to the attention of members of the medical profession with renewed emphasis. Medical officers with troops are concerned primarily with the acute phases of such diseases. Civilian physicians, on the other hand, will be more interested in the chronic phases, found in soldiers after discharge from the army or brought back to the civilian population by the troops. Numerous articles, such as that of Faust,1 have reviewed this field and called attention to the public health hazards concerned.2 In the present review reference will be limited to the evidence of hepatic involvement by these various conditions.

MALARIA  Malaria constitutes the most widespread hazard and the most serious infectious disease for the military forces of the United States. Particularly in the northern and western sections of this country it now is relatively uncommon and

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