The history of leprosy in Ethiopia to 1935.

@article{Pankhurst1984TheHO,
  title={The history of leprosy in Ethiopia to 1935.},
  author={Richard Pankhurst},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1984},
  volume={28},
  pages={57 - 72}
}
ETHIOPIA has suffered since time immemorial from a high incidence of leprosy, and is indeed said to have been one of the countries most seriously affected by the disease.' Its existence there is well documented in the rich travel literature of the area.2 The Portuguese priest, Francisco Alvares, the first foreign observer to write a comprehensive account of the realm, testified in the sixteenth century that it was inhabited by "*many lepers".3 The more numerous observers of the nineteenth and… CONTINUE READING

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