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An elaborate census of leprosy in the republic of Mexico has just been published by the Federal Department of Health under the leadership of Dr. Jesus Gonzáles Urueña. It is embodied in a 136 page book containing many charts and maps and is similar to the recent census of mal del pinto which was conducted under the same auspices.
The census of leprosy was taken during the five year period from 1930 to 1934 inclusive. It shows that the disease exists in every one of the thirty-one states, though in each of four of them only a single case was reported. The highest incidence was observed in the federal district, 451 cases being reported from that district.
The census showed a total of 2,449 lepers, of whom nearly three fifths were males. No patient under 5 years of age was observed, and there were only 72 over 70. The
Primer Censo Quinquenal Reglamentario de la Lepra en la Republica Mexicana, 1930-1934. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(5):1004–1005. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1937.01470230242018
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