TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Raman, Ramya; Buckingham, Jane; Raman, Anantanarayanan
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Current Science (00113891);12/10/2012, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p1354
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
85371552

 

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