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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Trieste Area

Trieste Area

When active warfare ceased and the unsettled position at Trieste was resolved, hygiene became the most important aspect of the medical services. At first in the Trieste area the prevention of malaria gave rise to some anxiety, as with lax discipline it became difficult to enforce the carrying out of the necessary precautions, especially as regards dress. The high incidence of venereal disease and the associated laxity of moral control and cleanliness caused great anxiety to the medical services and to the general command.

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