International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

United Nations Archives at Geneva (League of Nations Archives)

Location

Category Institutional Archive
Organization United Nations
Country Switzerland
Address Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Telephone +41 (0)22 917 41 93
Fax +41 (0) 22 917 0123
Email archives@unog.ch
URL http://www.unog.ch/

Notes

The League of Nations holds records on the Health Commission of the League of Nations investigation into Leprosy. Documents cover the years 1925 – 1930. They include documents and correspondence around the decision of the Health Committee to enquire into problems associated with leprosy; the preliminary report to the Health Committee of the League of Nations in 1926 made by Chagas; the appointment in October 1928, of Etienne Burnet as Secretary for the Commission; and the subsequent tours of investigation conducted by Burnet in 1929 (January) to London and the Baltic Countries, in 1929 (March – October) to the American republics, in December 1929 to Latin America, and in January – June, 1930 to the Far East (India, Malay States, Java, the Philippines, Canton, Shanghai, Japan, and Honolulu). The 1930 resulting reports are included with responses to the enquiry sent out to all countries. These responses may include plans of leprosaria and some photographs.

Contact

Organization United Nations
Address Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Telephone +41 (0)22 917 41 93
Fax +41 (0) 22 917 0123
Email archives@unog.ch
URL http://www.unog.ch/archives

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