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February 3, 1906

LEPROSY IN THE PHILIPPINES, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF ITS TREATMENT WITH THE X-RAY.

Author Affiliations

Physician in charge, San Lazaro Hospitals. MANILA, P. I.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(5):315-321. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510320001001
Abstract

As is generally known, leprosy is diffusely scattered throughout the entire Philippine archipelago, not being much more abundant in any one locality than in another. The actual number of cases is variously estimated at from 5,000 to 10,000. Whether the disease is increasing or decreasing at the present time can hardly as yet be even surmised, nevertheless we do know that in the neighborhood of Manila, where for several years an attempt has been made to segregate it in this hospital, we are constantly receiving new or previously unreported cases. The new admissions during the past three years since I have been in charge of the hospital, have been variable as to the apparent stage of the disease, but it is extremely rare to find a case in which the disease is limited to so small a localized region of the body, as to indicate recent local infection. On the

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