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August 1, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(5):198. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410830034009

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A Chinaman, named Hop Sing, presenting a well marked case of leprosy of the tubercular variety, who has for some time past been running a laundry on the east side of the city, was recently discovered by the Board of Health, and when the announcement was made of the nature of his disease there was considerable consternation in the neighborhood. It seems that the man came to New York about a year and a half ago, and it is probable that he was then already affected. When his fellow countrymen living in the Chinese colony in Mott street, found that he was suffering from leprosy, they raised $200 to send him back to China, but he simply removed to Newark, New Jersey, and with the money opened a laundry there in connection with another leprous Chinaman. Eight months ago, however, he returned to New York and established himself in the

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