International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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Dr Federico Lleras Acosta

Status Physician
Country Colombia

Notes

Federico Lleras Acosta, DVM (1878-1938) was a Colombian doctor of veterinarian medicine who achieved great renown through work done in relation with the culture of the leprosy bacilli from blood of leprosy patients. He also worked on tests to show the specificity of bacilli isolated from the blood of leprosy patients.

International Journal of Leprosy, Centennial Festskrift edition, Vol 41, No 2. 1973.

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