International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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    History of Leprosy


    Professor Kanehiko Kitamura

    Status Physician
    Country Japan


    Kanehiko Kitamura (1899-c.1983?) was professor of dermatology at Tokyo University Medical School and Tokyo Medical College from 1946 to 1959. He was on the councils of the Japanese Dermatology Association, the Japanese Leprosy Association, director of the Japanese Association of Venereal Disease Prevention and was vice-president of the International Leprosy Association. Kitamura researched pigment and skin metabolism and developed a formula for diagnosing and treating venereal disease.

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

    There is a biography in J Am Acad Dermatol., 9.4 (1983):619-22.


    Small Book of Dermatology.

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