Suppression and Prevention of Leprosy (Classic Reprint) by Albert S. AshmeadSuppression and Prevention of Leprosy (Classic Reprint) by Albert S. Ashmead

Suppression and Prevention of Leprosy (Classic Reprint)

byAlbert S. Ashmead

Paperback | October 17, 2018

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The thing to which Dr. Goldschmidt and myself attached the greatest importance, was that there should be formed a general committee, composed of official delegates from all governments. Discussions of leprologists, about etiology, etc., were of secondary importance, for whatever is known about leprosy can be learned by any physician, without at tending a congress. Moreover, it is generally admitted that there is no cure for leprosy. Therefore, prevention and sup pression of leprosy can only be obtained by segregation, en forced, of course, by law, and to that effect the meeting of official delegates, not of scientists, was required.

The question of the place where the congress was to meet, was, of course, of inferior importance. We naturally thought of Bergen first. As the Scandinavian government seemed to be afraid to take so much upon itself, we turned our minds to London. There we found an obstacle in the general disbelief in contagiousness. Then Moscow was pro posed; and finally, independent of Dr. Goldschmidt and my self, an effort was made and proved successful, to obtain from the German government an invitation to other governments to send their delegates to Berlin. This sending of delegates was what we had been fighting for; it is our plan exactly. Therefore, we renounce our own scheme of calling a meeting at Moscow, content to find our wishes realized, whatever may be the seat of the leprosy congress.

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Title:Suppression and Prevention of Leprosy (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.26 inPublished:October 17, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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