International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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Dr Francisco Mendez Alvaro

Status Physician
Country Spain

Notes

Francisco Mendez Alvaro, MD (1806-1883) was a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine. In 1862 he presented a detailed study to the Academy on the aetiology and prevention of leprosy in Spain and advocated that the government must find a means of containing and eradicating leprosy in Spain with the aid of medical science.

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

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