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February 2, 1952


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JAMA. 1952;148(5):397. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930050069025

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To the Editor:—  May I take this means of calling the attention of your readers to a great need in the leprosy field that could be generously met by a simple and inexpensive kindness on their part?Successful treatments with the use of sulfone drugs are rapidly changing the once hideous face of this historic disease, but the careful administration of the sulfones requires clinical laboratory work such as has never before been necessary in many of the 157 leprosy treatment stations that American Leprosy Missions, Inc., aids throughout the world. Missionary doctors and nurses are suddenly calling upon us for microscopes. New ones, with special attachments, are not necessary. Second-hand ones, if they are still suitable for clinical laboratory work, would be most welcome.Would your readers be so good as to take some of them down from closets, shelves, and storerooms where they are laid aside and send

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