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March 1944

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LEPROSY IN CUBA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(3):223. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510090069019

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Abstract

Our Cuban colleagues are to be congratulated on a new attempt to eradicate leprosy in their country. A board of trustees has been formed for "The Prophylaxis of Leprosy, Cutaneous Diseases and Syphilis." The board is composed of the president, Dr. Antonio M. Valdés Dapena, who is professor of therapeutics at the University of Habana; the general director, Dr. Vicente Pardo Castelló; the assistant director, Dr. Ramón Ibarra Pérez, and Drs. Roberto Ruiz Montaño, Braulio Sáenz y Ricart, Ismael Ferrer y Pulgarón and Francisco R. Tiant. An official journal will be published quarterly, the first issue having appeared on Jan. 1, 1944.

The board has built a sanatorium of three hundred and fifty beds for lepers, in the province of Oriente. It has 300 acres, and the hope is to form an agricultural colony around the present group of buildings. The board also operates three dispensaries for lepers

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