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

The chief nurse opens the clinic and speaks to the islanders, Indonesia
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The chief nurse, Soebradjan (centre) opens the clinic, telling the gathered people, "Let yourselves be examined and, if necessary, we will treat you. Thus the disease can be banished from your island." Yaws is highly contagious and may cripple its victims for life.

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