Accession Number : AD0453504


Title :   THE FIELD EXPERIENCE OF A MEDICAL CIVIC ACTION TEAM IN SOUTH VIET NAM


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Jr, James E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/453504.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The field experience of a military advisory medical civic action team in the Republic of Viet Nam has been presented. The team made 121 village visits and saw 20,079 patients. The frequency of the 10 most common diagnoses is tabulated, and it is pointed out that aside from helminthiasis, tropical diseases as a group were not a problem in the coastal areas. The frequency of use of medications is presented, and it seems apparent that a relatively short list of medicaments can cover nearly all the problems encountered in the field. The difficulties in achieving long term success in a civic action program are mentioned.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE , *PUBLIC HEALTH , DISEASES , SOUTHEAST ASIA , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE