AN INDIGENOUS CASE OF TUBERCULAR LEPROSY.*
OLIVER S. ORMSBY, M.D.CHICAGO.
—As it is uncommon for leprosy to originate in any part of the United States except Louisiana, any cases occurring elsewhere are of interest. There are only a few such on record. I am indebted to Dr. A. U. Williams, Hot Springs, Ark., for referring this ease to me.
—The subject of this report was born in Iowa, of Norwegian parentage, is 27 years of age, and has always resided either in Iowa or in Nebraska.
—His father was born in Norway and came to this country while a boy, perhaps under 10 years of age. His mother was also born in Norway and was brought to America when three weeks old. The patient has one brother, aged 23, perfectly healthy. He has had four sisters, two of whom are dead. One died at the
Clinical Note.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(27):2035-2037. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500270029003