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December 29, 1917

A STATISTICAL STUDY OF LEPROSY IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: FROM THE HISTORIES OF TEN THOUSAND CASES ISOLATED IN THE CULION LEPER COLONY

Author Affiliations

Chief, Culion Leper Colony CULION, P. I.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(26):2171-2174. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590530013008
Abstract

On the theory that facts of interest and of possible bearing on the transmission of leprosy might be obtained from a study of the personal histories of a large number of lepers, an investigation has been made of the "individual records" of each leper on his admission to the Culion Leper Colony.

The histories, which, of necessity, are very brief, contain, in addition to the name of the individual, the age, sex, nationality, race, birthplace, last place of residence, date of admission to the colony, marital relation, family contact history, probable duration of the disease, and a brief description of the physical condition of the patient at the time of admission.

Since a large number of the lepers of the Philippine Islands have only a slight knowledge of the simplest principles of hygiene and sanitation, questions regarding their views

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