Diseases of the skin … are generally regarded as lesser maladies, that is to say, conditions which as a rule neither threaten life nor seriously impair health. For the individual this is true, but in the case of an army the collective results of such minor affections may become of high importance because, for military purposes, a man incapacitated for duty is a loss to the fighting force whatever the extent or cause of his personal disability
– Major General Sir W. G. Macpherson, K.C.M.G., C.B., L.L.D.
In: Macpherson WG, Horrocks WH, Beveridge WW, eds. Medical Services. Hygiene of the War. In: History of the Great War: Vol. 1. London, England: His Majesty’s Stationery Office; 1923: 68.