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November 27, 1897

The Late Leprosy Congress.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(22):1125-1126. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440480041009

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New York, Nov. 15, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I took great pleasure in reading your editorial in the Journal of November 13, "The Late Leprosy Congress," but allow me to say that there are points on which I believe you are not quite accurate, which, in the absence so far of complete report, is natural enough. You must allow me to call your attention to the following points:You say: "The general tone of the convention, judging from the utterances as given in the press, was opposed to the excitement of any general alarm on the part of the public as to the possible dangers from this disease, at least as far as the principal civilized countries are concerned."I read in the extract given by Dr. Max Joseph, in the Berliner Wochenschrift, the following: "The Minister of Worship, Dr. Bosse declared the statement that the Prussian administration takes the

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