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March 8, 1941

Who Walk Alone

JAMA. 1941;116(10):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820100128032

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For fifteen years the author of this book has been national director of the Leonard Wood Memorial, which is a foundation devoted to leprosy. Almost in the form of a novel there is told here the story of a young man who discovered that he had leprosy after an experience in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish American War. A preface indicates that some 30 American soldiers became patients at the great leper colonies after the war.

The "explanation," which is in the form of a foreword to the book, says that it is the actual story of the soldier whose name was not Ned Langford but who actually experienced what is said of Ned in this account. A few other experiences have been added by the author merely to obscure the identity of the man whom the book describes. Many of the names in the book are fictitious, but

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