Leprosy work and research in Oxford, the United Kingdom: Four decades in the pursuit of new knowledge about an arcane disease

Robertson, Jo and McDougall, A. C. (2005) Leprosy work and research in Oxford, the United Kingdom: Four decades in the pursuit of new knowledge about an arcane disease. International Journal of Dermatology, 44 8: 695-698. doi:10.1111/j.1365-4632.2005.02641.x


Author Robertson, Jo
McDougall, A. C.
Title Leprosy work and research in Oxford, the United Kingdom: Four decades in the pursuit of new knowledge about an arcane disease
Journal name International Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-9059
1365-4632
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2005.02641.x
Volume 44
Issue 8
Start page 695
End page 698
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract This article counts various developments and contributions in the field of leprosy research and curative services in Oxford, England, over the last four decades. Recent figures from the World Health Organization for the global situation record 523,605 registered cases and a total of 612,110 new cases detected during 2002. Great Britain registers between 12 and 15 new cases yearly, and currently has 120 under treatment or surveillance, all of whom have acquired the infection abroad. Hundreds of leper hospitals existed in Great Britain between 1000 AD and 1500 AD. Scientific interest in leprosy was initiated by researchers at the Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford, but productive research may, suggestively, be said to have started with a chance meeting between R.J.W. Rees, head of the Laboratory for Leprosy and Mycobacterial Research, National Institute for Medical Research, London, and Graham Weddell, reader in Human Anatomy, University of Oxford.
Q-Index Code C1
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