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September 10, 1910

THE DIAGNOSIS OF LEPROSY

Author Affiliations

Professor on Diseases of the Skin, Medical Department, Tulane University of Louisiana; Consulting Leprologist to the Louisiana Leper Home, etc.; Lecturer on Diseases of the Skin, Medical Department, Tulane University of Louisiana; Visiting Physician to the Louisiana Leper Home NEW ORLEANS

JAMA. 1910;55(11):909-913. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330110009003
Abstract

Long association with the Louisiana Leper Home has given us an opportunity for the observation of leprosy, and we hope that this, together with the importance of correct and early diagnosis, in countries where leprosy is likely to occur, will justify the present discussion of this subject. We are not submitting any new points in diagnosis but rather argue the need of a practical presentation of the matter for the general profession, especially in our own country, where every now and then a notable case proves an ignorance of essential points which should be known. More than this, the reports of imported cases of leprosy in our seaport cities have shown conclusively either that the national quarantine against leprosy is a farce in its enforcement, or that the quarantine officials are ignorant of the symptoms of the disease. In New York chiefly numerous cases have been presented which have more

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