PER H. LANGSJOEN
The fact that ever-increasing numbers of people are becoming 20th Century Marco Polos is rapidly making medical provincialism an undesirable characteristic. The widespread travels of our citizens, particularly those in military service, have made such illnesses as malaria, coccidioidomycosis, acute hemorrhagic fever, schistosomiasis, Japanese B encephalitis and leptospirosis very real to the medical profession in all corners of the United States. Among these diseases, leishmaniasis demands inclusion.
It is the purpose of this paper to present 10 cases in young white American soldiers of cutaneous leishmaniasis contracted in the area near Camp Pina in the Panama Canal Zone, with the
LANGSJOEN PH. CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS: A REPORT OF 10 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:623–639. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-4-623
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(4):623-639.
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