Teledermatology in Military Medicine
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JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — The Borden Institute, an agency of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Medical Center of Excellence, released Teledermatology in Military Medicine as a part of its Specialty publication titles on 17 December 2020.

The 12-chapter book covers all major skin diseases from bacterial, fungal, and viral infections to bullous disorders, arthropod-borne diseases, and tumors of the skin. Other selected topics include shipboard consults, cold and hot weather factors, and combat related burns. The unique factors affecting dermatologic care in each major geographical command are discussed. Representative cases and more than 620 color images are included in this book to demonstrate instructional sample cases from each region. The foreword was written by Lieutenant General Raymond S. Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command.

U.S. Army retired Colonel, Jon H. Meyerle MD, was the senior consultant and editor for this distinctive publication. “This publication captures a piece of history and is basically a testament to the military dermatologists who provided services before the world had smartphones, social media and reliable internet bandwidth. Teledermatology and this publication directly contributes to the care of thousands of service members from every region of the globe,” said Meyerle.

The Teledermatology in Military Medicine electronic publication exemplifies the continuing readiness commitment to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. This composition is the ideal resource for military dermatologists and providers who operate at home bases and various remote areas of responsibility.

It is with a great sense of gratification and enthusiasm that the Borden Institute present this high quality and exclusive publication.

The debut edition of Teledermatology in Military Medicine is currently available in PDF and ebook formats on the Borden Institute website. http://www.medcoe.army.mil/borden.