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Editorial

United States Military Tropical Medicine: Extraordinary Legacy, Uncertain Future

  • Coreen M. Beaumier mail,

    beaumier@bcm.edu (CB); hotez@bcm.edu (PH); peter.weina@us.army.mil (PW)

    Affiliations: Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Ana Maria Gomez-Rubio,

    Affiliations: Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    beaumier@bcm.edu (CB); hotez@bcm.edu (PH); peter.weina@us.army.mil (PW)

    Affiliations: Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter J. Weina mail

    beaumier@bcm.edu (CB); hotez@bcm.edu (PH); peter.weina@us.army.mil (PW)

    Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002448

About the Authors

Coreen M. Beaumier, Ana Maria Gomez-Rubio, Peter J. Hotez
Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Coreen M. Beaumier, Ana Maria Gomez-Rubio, Peter J. Hotez
Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Peter J. Weina
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: Two of the authors, Hotez and Beaumier, are working to develop vaccines for leishmaniasis and other neglected tropical diseases. No other competing interests have been declared. Disclaimer: This material has been reviewed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. There is no objection to its presentation and/or publication. The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the author, and are not to be construed as official, or as reflecting true views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.