Section of Tropical Medicine, Army Medical Museum, Washington, D. C.

G. R. Callender Medical Corps

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The collections of the Army Medical Museum illustrating those diseases commonly considered as tropical, and including particularly insect borne diseases and those due to animal parasites, are being grouped together as covering most of the diseases of special interest to students of tropical medicine. The intention of this new arrangement is to so place this material that it may be more easily studied as a group with the idea that those interested will avail themselves of the opportunity to study it and that becoming interested they will assist the museum by making additions. In spite of the fact that many of our states, the territory of Hawaii and our island possessions are tropical or sub-tropical, pathological specimens illustrating the so-called tropical diseases are relative rarities in the museums of the United States.

It is believed that it is a proper function of the American Society of Tropical Medicine to see that this condition is remedied and this note is presented with a view to offering a method of solution of the problem.

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