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June 2, 1923

CHAULMOOGRA OIL IN LEPROSY

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Kwangju, Korea.

JAMA. 1923;80(22):1636-1637. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640490056029

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —So much has been written of the results of the ethyl esters of chaulmoogra oil that I feel that I should report on our experience with the oil itself. We used our first chaulmoogra oil here about fourteen years ago by mouth, but about 1911 we began to use it by intramuscular injections, and have continued to do so since. Several preparations and combinations were used until finally we used the oil with 1 per cent. camphor intramuscularly.This month (July, 1922) we are discharging ten cases as arrested or probable cures with instructions that the patients return every six months for examination. From all appearance and as far as we can tell they are cured, though time only will tell us whether they are permanently cured.The method of administration is as follows: Every Saturday afternoon each leper in the Kwangju Leper Home gets an injection

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