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August 15, 1896

Congress of Leprologists.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(7):387. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430850047011

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New York, Aug. 4, 1896.

To the Editor:  —It has seemed desirable to publish all over the world the fact that the government of Norway will next year probably convoke a congress of leprologists, and delegates from all civilized countries, especially from those which, by the suffering of their own people, are especially interested in the question of leprosy. Hansen, the discoverer of the bacillus, suggested that this congress should be held at Bergen, Norway, and out of compliment to him we suppose that there will be no opposition to this proposition. Dr. Goldschmidt, a Paris physician who has practiced among lepers during twenty-six years in Madeira, has originated the scheme. You will find inclosed my correspondence with this eminent leprologist which I hereby authorize you to publish. The American, Mexican, Japanese and Chinese governments, also all the Republics of South America, who are evidently and considerably interested in the

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