International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Dr Reider Schoyen Melsom

    Status Physician
    Country Norway


    Reider Schoyen Melsom, (1899- ) was a physician at Pleiestiftelsen for Spedalske no. 1 in Bergen, Norway, from 1943 to 1957. From 1957 to 1969 he was local health officer in Eastern Norway and succeeded Dr. Lie as physician in charge of leprosy for Bergen. He had an extensive knowledge of the history of leprosy in Scandinavia and administrated various leprosy programs in Norway.

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


    "Three new cases of leprosy", Leprosy Review, 24.1 (1953):27-33.

    "A case of lepra reaction treated with cortropine (ACTH)" International Journal of Leprosy, 20.2 (1952):195-200.

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