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JAUNDICE IN THE ARMED FORCES

JAMA. 1942;120(1):46-47. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830360048014.
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Elsewhere in this issue (page 51) appears an official statement from the United States Army Medical Department, in the form of a circular letter issued to all medical officers, reporting on the cases of jaundice which occurred among our troops, apparently related to vaccination against yellow fever. This statement, issued promptly by the Army Medical Department, will make clear to those capable of reading it understandingly the problems that are concerned and the manner in which the. Army Medical Department is studying them.

Last week the Chicago Tribune, apparently having revised its old motto to read

"The Tribune, right or wrong, but right or wrong, the Tribune,"

persists in its attack on the Army Medical Department in association with this incident. The Journal has indicated previously its belief that the attack is unwarranted, that it will tend to undermine military and civilian morale and break down confidence in scientific medicine.

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