"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Annotations to the Journal of Stanley Hedberg

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October 2, 1926 flambosia
[sic, = framboesia]

Framboesia, (or, frambesia) known more commonly as yaws, is an infectious tropical disease caused by a spirochete bacterium, and characterized by bumps on the face, hands, feet and genital areas.


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