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Dermatology in a Tropical Rural Zone: Reference to Occupational Dermatoses

Dermatology in a Tropical Rural Zone: Reference to Occupational Dermatoses Abstract Tropical medicine varies according to the part of the world in which it is located. The American tropics, the African tropics, and the Asiatic tropics have a few diseases in common, but many entities are peculiar to or prevalent in one part of the world and not in the others. This very well-known fact influences the pathology of separate areas of the world so much so that the expression tropical medicine must be accompanied by an explanation of the part of the tropics in which it is studied. Furthermore, the conditions which are common in some countries of the same continent are not prevalent or even present in another, and, more precisely, conditions prevalent in rural areas cannot be found in the cities of the same country. For instance, if one were to look for pinta (mal del pinto) in Mexico City, it would References 1. References 3 and 4. 2. Compañia Federal de Seguros, Medical Department, Habana, Cuba: Personal communication to the author, 1955. 3. La Tabacalera, Compañia de Seguros, S. A., Habana, Cuba: Personal communication to the author, 1955. 4. Jacobson, F. W., University College of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 5. Medina Alonzo, E., Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 6. Herrera, G., Nigua, República Dominicana: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 7. Anduze, R. A., St. Thomas, Virgin Islands: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 8. Ovares, J. C., San José, Costa Rica: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 9. Schmidt, F. R., San José, Costa Rica: Personal communications to the author, 1955 and 1956. 10. Calero, C. M., Panama City, Repúblìca de Panamá: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 11. Arnold, H. L., Honolulu, T. H.: Personal communications to the author, 1955 and 1956. 12. Schmidt, F. R., San José, Costa Rica: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 13. Ronchese, F.: Occupational Marks and Other Physical Signs , New York, Grune & Stratton, 1948, p. 33. 14. Bonilla, E.: Treatment of Chromoblastomycosis with Calciferol , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 70:665, ( (Nov.) ) 1954. 15. Shoucair, E. S.; Gordon, C. C.; Grant, L. S., and Hill, K. R.: Chromoblastomycosis in Jamaica , West Indies M. J. 1:211 ( (April) ) 1952. 16. Jacobson, F. W.; Clearkin, K. P., and Annamunthodo, H.: Chromomycosis , West Indies M. J. 3:153 (sp.) 1954. 17. Castellani, A., and Chalmers, A. J.: Manual of Tropical Medicine , Ed. 3, William Wood & Co. New York, 1919, p. 2271. 18. Simons, R. D. G. Ph., editor: Handbook of Tropical Dermatology and Medical Mycology , New York and Amsterdam, Elsevier Press, Inc., 1952, p. 117. 19. Earle, K. V.: Tropical Ulcer in Trinidad , Tr. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. & Hyg. 35:241, 1942. 20. Foor, C. G.; Allen, E. V., and Morton, S. A.: Bilateral Trophic Ulcers and Deformities of the Feet , Proc. Staff Meet. Mayo Clin. 6:351 ( (June 17) ) 1931. 21. Blank, H.: Tropical Phagedenic Ulcer (Vincent's Ulcer) , Am. J. Trop. Med. 27:383 ( (May) ) 1947. 22. Stafford, J. L.; Hill, K. R., and de Montaigne, E. L.: Microfilariasis in the Turk Islands , West Indies M. J. 4:183 ( (Sept.) ) 1955. 23. Howell, J. B.: Contact Dermatitis , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 53:265 ( (March) ) 1946. 24. Sneid, P.: Occupational Health on the Farm , Indust. Med. 24:117 ( (March) ) 1955. 25. White, R. P.: The Dermatergoses, or Occupational Affections of the Skin , London, H. K. Lewis Co., Ltd., 1934, p. 108. 26. Quiñones, J. M.: Mil casos dermatológicos denegados , OFSE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2:41, ( (Aug.) ) 1953. 27. Goldman, L.: Types of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis—Dermatological Aspects , Am. J. Trop. Med. 27:56 ( (Sept.) ) 1947. 28. Corrales Padilla, H.: Micosis profundas en honduras , Rev. méd. Honduras ( (Dec.) ) 1954, p. 1019. 29. Shaw, W. J.: The General Practitioner and Medical Services for Farms and Small Industries , Indust. Med. 24:110 ( (March) ), 1955. 30. Farm Occupation Health , Editorial, Indust. Med. 24:517 ( (Nov.) ) 1955. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Dermatology in a Tropical Rural Zone: Reference to Occupational Dermatoses

A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology , Volume 74 (2) – Aug 1, 1956

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Abstract

Abstract Tropical medicine varies according to the part of the world in which it is located. The American tropics, the African tropics, and the Asiatic tropics have a few diseases in common, but many entities are peculiar to or prevalent in one part of the world and not in the others. This very well-known fact influences the pathology of separate areas of the world so much so that the expression tropical medicine must be accompanied by an explanation of the part of the tropics in which it is studied. Furthermore, the conditions which are common in some countries of the same continent are not prevalent or even present in another, and, more precisely, conditions prevalent in rural areas cannot be found in the cities of the same country. For instance, if one were to look for pinta (mal del pinto) in Mexico City, it would References 1. References 3 and 4. 2. Compañia Federal de Seguros, Medical Department, Habana, Cuba: Personal communication to the author, 1955. 3. La Tabacalera, Compañia de Seguros, S. A., Habana, Cuba: Personal communication to the author, 1955. 4. Jacobson, F. W., University College of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 5. Medina Alonzo, E., Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 6. Herrera, G., Nigua, República Dominicana: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 7. Anduze, R. A., St. Thomas, Virgin Islands: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 8. Ovares, J. C., San José, Costa Rica: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 9. Schmidt, F. R., San José, Costa Rica: Personal communications to the author, 1955 and 1956. 10. Calero, C. M., Panama City, Repúblìca de Panamá: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 11. Arnold, H. L., Honolulu, T. H.: Personal communications to the author, 1955 and 1956. 12. Schmidt, F. R., San José, Costa Rica: Personal communication to the author, 1956. 13. Ronchese, F.: Occupational Marks and Other Physical Signs , New York, Grune & Stratton, 1948, p. 33. 14. Bonilla, E.: Treatment of Chromoblastomycosis with Calciferol , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 70:665, ( (Nov.) ) 1954. 15. Shoucair, E. S.; Gordon, C. C.; Grant, L. S., and Hill, K. R.: Chromoblastomycosis in Jamaica , West Indies M. J. 1:211 ( (April) ) 1952. 16. Jacobson, F. W.; Clearkin, K. P., and Annamunthodo, H.: Chromomycosis , West Indies M. J. 3:153 (sp.) 1954. 17. Castellani, A., and Chalmers, A. J.: Manual of Tropical Medicine , Ed. 3, William Wood & Co. New York, 1919, p. 2271. 18. Simons, R. D. G. Ph., editor: Handbook of Tropical Dermatology and Medical Mycology , New York and Amsterdam, Elsevier Press, Inc., 1952, p. 117. 19. Earle, K. V.: Tropical Ulcer in Trinidad , Tr. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. & Hyg. 35:241, 1942. 20. Foor, C. G.; Allen, E. V., and Morton, S. A.: Bilateral Trophic Ulcers and Deformities of the Feet , Proc. Staff Meet. Mayo Clin. 6:351 ( (June 17) ) 1931. 21. Blank, H.: Tropical Phagedenic Ulcer (Vincent's Ulcer) , Am. J. Trop. Med. 27:383 ( (May) ) 1947. 22. Stafford, J. L.; Hill, K. R., and de Montaigne, E. L.: Microfilariasis in the Turk Islands , West Indies M. J. 4:183 ( (Sept.) ) 1955. 23. Howell, J. B.: Contact Dermatitis , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 53:265 ( (March) ) 1946. 24. Sneid, P.: Occupational Health on the Farm , Indust. Med. 24:117 ( (March) ) 1955. 25. White, R. P.: The Dermatergoses, or Occupational Affections of the Skin , London, H. K. Lewis Co., Ltd., 1934, p. 108. 26. Quiñones, J. M.: Mil casos dermatológicos denegados , OFSE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2:41, ( (Aug.) ) 1953. 27. Goldman, L.: Types of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis—Dermatological Aspects , Am. J. Trop. Med. 27:56 ( (Sept.) ) 1947. 28. Corrales Padilla, H.: Micosis profundas en honduras , Rev. méd. Honduras ( (Dec.) ) 1954, p. 1019. 29. Shaw, W. J.: The General Practitioner and Medical Services for Farms and Small Industries , Indust. Med. 24:110 ( (March) ), 1955. 30. Farm Occupation Health , Editorial, Indust. Med. 24:517 ( (Nov.) ) 1955.

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