International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Dr Félix Contreras Dueñas

    Status Physician
    Country Spain


    Félix Contreras Dueñas (1900-) was medical director of the Sanatorium at Fontilles, Spain for twenty five years. For five years he led the campaign against leprosy instituted by the Director-General of Health. For ten years he was on the WHO Expert Panel on Leprosy, and also served as leprosy consultant for the Comite del Vaticano. He was a contributing editor of the International Journal of Leprosy for fifteen years and at one time he was vice-president of the International Leprosy Association. Duenas organized and directed numerous courses on leprosy for doctors and medical technicians.

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


    "The problem of reincorporation into society of exleprosy patients", International Journal of Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases, 46.2 (1978): 225-7.

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