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January 1921

NOTES FROM KALAHI LEPROSY HOSPITAL

Author Affiliations

Medical Superintendent HONOLULU, H. I.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;3(1):45-46. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350130048007

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Abstract

The Kalihi Leprosy Hospital is owned, equipped and conducted by the Territorial Board of Health. It is located three miles from town and comprises five or six acres. The buildings include several dormitories, an infirmary, dispensaries, examination rooms, kitchen, dining rooms, assembly hall and steam laundry, all equipped with hot and cold water and electric lights and a school for children. There are in addition recreation grounds, tennis and volley ball courts, billiard rooms, vegetable gardens, piggery, poultry runs, etc. Adjoining the hospital grounds are the laboratories, library and other buildings of the United States Public Health Service Leprosy Investigation Station, directed by Dr. J. T. McDonald, who is also ex-officio attending physician to the hospital.

On July 10, 1920, there were 117 patients, the majority of whom were Hawaiians—sixty-four females and fifty three males; the oldest patient was 62 years, the youngest 7 years, and the average age was

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