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July 1959

The VII International Congress on Leprology

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San Rafael

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190093015

November, 1958, in Tokyo

The VII International Congress on Leprology was held in November, 1958, in Tokyo. It was originally scheduled for New Delhi, but rather involved diplomatic reasons compelled the government of India to withdraw its invitation. Our Japanese colleagues, under the auspices of the Japanese Leprosy Foundation and under the leadership of Prof. Dr. K. Kitamura and Dr. K. Hamano, extended an invitation to hold the Congress in Toyko and did a remarkable job organizing such a big undertaking with only three months' time for preparation.

Delegates from 41 nations attended the Congress, which was officially sponsored by the brother of Emperor Hirohito, His Imperial Highness, Prince Takamatsu.

The headquarters of the Congress was in the Sankai Kaikan Building, one of the finest conference sites one could wish for. Meetings took place in the International Conference Hall, modeled after the Security Council of the United

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