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New York, March 15, 1897.
Dear Dr. Lassar:
:—I have to acknowledge the receipt of a letter from your Secretary General, Dr. Ehlers, by which I am invited to contribute a general sketch on the distribution and geographic extension of leprosy. In reply thereto I have the honor to observe that you will find about everything that I could say on the subject in my writings, some of which I sent you, with references to others which I did not send you. I do not see that there is any use of further talk about the distribution and geographic extension of leprosy. All these things are on record, and nothing is easier for any person anxious to obtain some light on any subject connected with this question than to consult what all good libraries offer.Allow me to express once more an opinion which I have declared during the
Ashmead AS. The Leprosy Conference.. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(13):613. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440130039012