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July 1930

LEPROSY: TREATMENT BY MEANS OF A SPECIAL VACCINE

Author Affiliations

Vice-President, Dermatological Section, Royal Society of Medicine, London; Honorary Consulting Physician, Late Dermatologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital PARKSTONE, DORSET, ENGLAND

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(1):109-114. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440130119009
Abstract

During my present visit to the United States of America, I have had the great pleasure and privilege of visiting various dermatologic clinics and of having conversations with leading American dermatologists in Baltimore, New York and Washington. I have thus learned many things and wish to take this opportunity of thanking my American brothers for their many kindnesses.

During the course of these conversations, I found that American dermatologists and public health authorities were, like myself, skeptical as to the ultimate curative value of the various oils and their derivatives so much in vogue for the treatment of lepers. I told them about my personal experiences with a special vaccine which I devised and used as long ago as 1914. Dr. McCoy expressed surprise that an Englishman should advocate any other treatment than the use of oil derivatives. The interest expressed by my American colleagues in my treatment has made

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