I have had an opportunity of examining a case of leprosy in this city, which has been first seen by a medical friend of mine, who knowing that this disease was a subject in which I had always been deeply interested since my sojourn in Japan and that I had published a number of articles about it in the medical papers, has been kind enough to let me study the case.
C. G., aged 35, but looking 50, of more than average intelligence, of intemperate habit, born in Germany, of German ancestors, came when 2½ years old from Germany to the port of New York; has been married twenty years; has five living children all healthy, one a married daughter, who has a child of 7 months. He says he was healthy until six years ago. The following is his history: He lived in New York until he was 18,
ASHMEAD AS. A PUNCTURE WITH A BONE OF A LIVING FISH IN THE WEST INDIES, FOLLOWED BY LEPROSY IN A CAUCASIAN SUBJECT. JAMA. 1895;XXIV(11):396–397. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430110014001c
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