ALBERT SALISBURY HYMAN, F.A.C.P.
In the spring of 1942 a new page was written into the history of United States naval warfare; the technic of "island hopping" was being developed in the South Pacific theatre of the war. As island after island of the New Hebrides and Solomons groups was wrested from enemy control, the plan of occupation called for perfect timing and teamwork between marine combat fighting units, naval construction battalions, and the task force land based staff which included the medical, communications, and supply stations. From out of wild jungle terrain there were hacked almost over night temporary landing strips and
HYMAN AS. HEART DISEASE IN THE JUNGLES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC: SOME OBSERVATIONS MADE AMONG THE MELANESIANS OF THE NEW HEBRIDES AND SOLOMONS ISLANDS AREA1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:639–652. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-639
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):639-652.
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