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August 1934

La lépre

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(2):331-332. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460140157025

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Abstract

Professor Jeanselme's extensive researches in Paris and French Indo-China have enabled him to write an authoritative and comprehensive review of leprosy. His consideration covers the history, geography, epidemiology, semeiology and treatment, as well as the effects of the changing traditions and concepts concerning this disease on the social and hygienic practices of the persons affected. He illuminates all the topics by the interpolation of illustrative histories of cases and analyses of his findings. Although he is a dermatologist, he emphasizes constantly the outstanding importance of the neurologic manifestations. His discussion of the diagnosis is particularly valuable because of his extensive knowledge of syphilis and of other neurologic and dermatologic syndromes. After a thorough consideration of the treatment, he laconically summarizes the therapy thus: There is no specific remedy for leprosy, but it is possible to ameliorate the symptoms, to arrest its course and perhaps even to produce radical healing of

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