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How many American soldiers in World War II stationed in endemic areas (India and Mediterranean theater) were found to have kala-azar? What was the Honolulu disease in 1942? Filariasis was diagnosed in over 10,000 of our men in the Pacific Islands; did any develop the much feared elephantiasis? In what country were reported the most deaths and casualties due to environmental heat? What was the cause of Dhobie mark dermatitis? What was the most common cause of polyneuritis in our troops? (diphtheria-believe it or not.)
For a select group of physicians, that is, those over 45 years of age, those
Infectious Diseases and General Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:1035–1036. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-71-5-1035_2
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