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January 23, 1897

Antileprous Serum.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(4):181. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440040037012

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New York, Jan. 18, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Will you kindly state in your paper that I am considering the propriety of starting a Carrasquilla Institute in New York city. I have received from Dr. Carrasquilla of Bogota, Colombia, six consignments of antileprous serum, seventy-two bottles in all. Further consignments will be forthcoming at short intervals. Of the above consignments, I have sent a portion, respectively, to Dr. Hansen, Norway; Dr. O. Petersen, Inspector General of Leprosy for Russia, St. Petersburg; and the President of the Hawaiian Board of Health, Honolulu. These gentlemen will experiment with the serum and make a report of results obtained at the first Leprosy Congress, to be held in Moscow, August 19 to 26, 1897.Carrasquilla, in his latest letter to me, dated Dec. 13, 1896, says: "The efficacy of the antileprous serum tried for one year, on a large number of patients, leaves no

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