James Arthur Kinnear Brown, CMG, BSc, MD, MRCS, DTM&H (1902-1971) was an English surgeon who carried out outstanding work for leprosy patients in Uganda. In 1932 he developed the Uzuakoli Settlement for leprosy patients and inaugurated a mass treatment campaign for leprosy patients throughout Uganda, backed by the Uganda Government. He undertook extensive surveys on leprosy in Uganda and Kenya and made preliminary investigations into the possible value of BCG vaccination in the prevention of leprosy. He was the principal author of the First and Second Reports on the BCG vaccination investigation. In 1951 Brown was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and in 1957 he became a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Leprosy. In 1967 he received the honour of Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George for his outstanding work in Uganda. He was a member of the International Leprosy Association and author of over 60 publications on leprosy.
International Journal of Leprosy, Centennial Festskrift edition, Vol 41, No 2. 1973.See also the biography by SG Browne in the Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis 39.4 (1971):893-4.
Immunoprophylaxis and Immunotherapy
Research Institute(s) associated with:
Leprosy Research Institute Unit, Uzuakoli, Eastern Nigeria, Nigeria
|Kumi Leprosy Centre||James Kinnear Brown inaugurated a mass treatment campaign for leprosy patients throughout Uganda under the Uganda Government. He also carried out extensive surveys in Uganda and Kenya on leprosy and did preliminary work for the investigation into the possible value of BCG vaccination investigation.|
|Uzuakoli||Mr Kinnear Brown oversaw treatment at Uzuakoli 1932-1937. (Information supplied by LEPRA)|
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