TITLE

The History and Mystery of Leprosy

AUTHOR(S)
Cory, David A.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
History Magazine;Dec2008/Jan2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the history and mystery of leprosy. It states the elimination of the terms leprosy and leper, and the use of the term Hansen's disease which recognizes the contributions of Gerhard Armauer Hansen, who discovered that leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It relates the spread of leprosy in China, India, Egypt and Europe. Improvements in the treatment of leprosy are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
35898343

 

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