Skin fungus was another medical problem which afflicted U-Boat crewmen. Stabsfunkmeister (Chief Petty Officer Radio) Hirschfeld describes in his memoirs how his entire body became covered in a skin rash so severe it required weeks of hospitalization upon his return to base.
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