International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Dr Lee S Huizenga

    Status Medical Missionary
    Country Netherlands


    Lee S Huizenga, MD (1880-1945), a Dutch medical missionary, worked in China for the Christian Reformed Church from 1920 to 1945. He opened the first hospital in Jukao, Kiangsu and served as its superintendent. During his furlough from 1928-1929, as medical advisor for ALM, he studied leprosy work in Asia and subsequently received his doctorate in public health from Yale. In 1937 he moved to Shanghai and established two tuberculosis hospitals and became director of the Shanghai Leprosarium. He was a frequent contributor to literature on leprosy.

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

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