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February 27, 1926

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JAMA. 1926;86(9):638. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670350048021

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Abstract

The Prophylaxis of Leprosy  Following the communication presented to the Academy of Medicine by Jeanselme, the Commission de la lèpre edited the following conclusions, which the academy adopted after discussion:

  1. Leprosy should be included in the list of notifiable diseases. The attention of the minister of public health should be directed to the importance of requiring the observation of the maritime sanitary police regulation to the effect that the colonial administration advise the sanitary authorities of the cities of the future residence of leprous persons.

  2. Leprous persons living at home, and also persons of their entourage, should be subjected at short intervals to clinical and bacteriologic examinations by a competent physician appointed by the departmental inspector of public health and instructed by the latter to specify in his report the prophylactic measures indicated in each particular case.

  3. Leprous persons should be prohibited from following certain trades or occupations; more particularly,

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