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August 6, 1898

Pottery Evidences of Leprosy.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(6):311. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450060049012

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Abstract

New York, July 20, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I send you a translation from the Dermatologische Zeitschrift, May, 1898, on Huacos pottery evidences of leprosy in pre-Columbian America, a continuation of the discussion on my paper, "The Question of Pre-Columbian Leprosy in America," and my photographs in the Berlin Lepra Conference. Dr. Glück entirely agrees with me that these Peruvian figures show no characteristics of leprosy. (Vide "Pre-Columbian Leprosy," Journal of American Medical Association, April, May and June, 1895.) Virchow, in his position, is clearly wrong. Albert S. Ashmead, M.D.

LETTER OF MR. COUNSELOR OF SANITATION AND CHIEF PHYSICIAN, DR. LEOPOLD GLÜCK, IN SERAJIVO TO THE DERMATOLOGISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT (PROF. LASSAR'S PAPER), BERLIN.  "... Mr. Polakowsky was kind enough to send me a reprint of the Berlin Anthropological Society of what Virchow says about the morbid representations on old Peruvian pottery. In the last of the communications, of Dec. 18, 1897, Mr.

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