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Yaws on the island and the "PAM": Indonesia, 1957

The boat's captain checks the approach channel with his glasses, Indonesia
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PAM (short for Procaine Penicillin with Aluminium Monostearate, which cures yaws lesions in a few days), is the name of a steam launch which takes a yaws eradication team to remote islands in Indonesia. As the PAM approaches the island the captain checks the approach channel with his glasses.

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