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August 5, 1922

EXPERIENCE WITH CHAULMOOGRA OIL DERIVATIVES IN TREATMENT OF LEPROSY

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO

From the Department of Dermatology and the George Williams Hooper Foundation for Medical Research of the University of California Medical School.

JAMA. 1922;79(6):434-440. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640060016006
Abstract

The recent encouraging reports1 on the treatment of leprosy with the esters of chaulmoogra acid in the Hawaiian Islands induced us to give the leper patients at the San Francisco Hospital the benefits of this remedy. The extensive chemotherapeutic studies of Walker and Sweeney2 at the Hooper Foundation of the University of California furthered our interest in the subject. Only by their active cooperation has this work been made possible. There have been from twenty to twenty-five patients with leprosy at the San Francisco Hospital for many years. When we began treating these cases, we did not anticipate the publication of our findings. The results, however, have been so at variance with our expectations and the impression obtained from the literature, that we feel some record should be made of them.

EARLY USE OF CHAULMOOGRA OIL  Chaulmoogra oil has long been recognized as the best remedy in the

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