The Madras Leper Hospital and leprosy management in 19th century India

Raman, Ramya; Buckingham, Jane; Raman, Anantanarayanan
December 2012
Current Science (00113891);12/10/2012, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p1354
Academic Journal
The article focuses on leprosy management in the Madras Presidency in British India before 1874. It informs that Madras Leper Hospital (MLH), an exclusive leprosy hospital, existed in Madras, India in 1816. Before MLH, leprosy patients were admitted to the Madras Native Infirmary (MNI), which also treated patients not suffering from leprosy. It also mentions the treatment efforts of James Dalton, physician at MNI, and experiences of MLH medical officers J. Lawder and W.G. Davidson.


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