LEON H. WARREN
Military dermatology differs from civilian dermatology in the incidence and handling of skin diseases of military importance. The incidence of dermatoses is modified by the existence of larger groups in the military population, increased physical exertion, reduced sanitation, and restricted therapeutic facilities. In contrast to the average civilian family of three, the average military group consists of approximately 60 men. These larger groups must live in whatever environment the military situation demands. Even in barracks in the zone of the interior soldiers undergo greater physical exertion, perspire more freely, and have restricted facilities for bathing, laundry, and other sanitary measures.
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WARREN LH. MILITARY DERMATOLOGY(MILITARY DERMATOLOGY*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:395–404. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-395
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):395-404.
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