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Article
March 1987

Leprosy for Medical Practitioners and Paramedical Workers

Author Affiliations

Burlington, Mass

 

by R. H. Thangaraj and S. J. Yawalkar, 92 pp, with illus, Basel, Switzerland, Ciba-Geigy, 1986.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(3):325. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660270063015

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Abstract

This monograph was written by two world authorities on leprosy, R. H. Thanaraj, the senior author, an orthopedic and plastic surgeon, and S. J. Yawalkar, a dermatologist in the Clinical Research Department of Ciba-Geigy. In spite of its size of 92 pages, it is a comprehensive, concise, up-to-date, well-written, and well-illustrated clinically oriented book. Scattered throughout are 95 figures that are very informative and of excellent quality, and include 62 colored clinical photographs. The text is supported by a significant number of basic and current references, totaling 100. For those interested in acquiring further information, the authors provide a recommended reading list of books, brochures, and journals. The thrust of the book is to help the medical practitioner, paramedical worker, and medical student make an early diagnosis and provide adequate treatment of leprosy not only to reduce the load but also to interrupt the chain of the disease in society.

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