NEWS | Jan. 25, 2021

MEDCoE’s Borden Institute releases teledermatology E-book

By Ernest J. Barner Borden Institute Public Affairs

The Borden Institute, an agency of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, recently released “Teledermatology in Military Medicine” as a part of its specialty publication titles.

The 12-chapter book, released Dec. 17, 2020, 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 Lt. Gen. Raymond S. Dingle, U.S. Army Surgeon General and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

“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,” said retired Army Col. (Dr.) Jon H. Meyerle, senior consultant and editor for the publication. “Teledermatology and this publication directly contribute to the care of thousands of service members from every region of the globe.”

The electronic publication exemplifies the continuing readiness commitment to U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Guardians and Marines and is the ideal resource for military dermatologists and providers who operate at home bases and various remote areas of responsibility.

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