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The adequacy with which the problems of the major infectious diseases encountered by the military in World War II were handled is attested to in that this war was the first major conflict in which fewer of our troops died of disease than battle injuries and wounds.
The contributors to this volume were directly involved in the medical problems about which they write, and the accounts often convey the authority and excitement of such writing. The problems encountered were often unfamiliar to American doctors. Thus there are chapters dealing with dengue, sandfly fever, epidemic and endemic typhus, cutaneous diptheria, and
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine in World War II. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:175. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-175_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):175.
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