International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Dr Edouard Jeanselme

    Status Physician
    Country France


    Edouard Jeanselme, MD (1858-1935) was one of the most prominent physician-leprologists of his time. He was a professor at the clinique des maladies cutanées et syphilitiques at the Faculté de Medecine in Paris and president of the Third International Leprosy Conference in Strasbourg. His research included study of the transmission of leprosy in temperate climates, leprous rhinitis (his findings in this area led to the practice of examining the nasal mucosa), ocular involvement and leprous dyschromias. He held especial interest in lesions and functional disturbance of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves and the relation with syringomyelia and Morvan's panaris. In 1934 he wrote La Lèpre which bears the personal mark of his studies in leprosy.

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

    Further biographical details.


    "Les Grandes Étapes de la Syphiligraphie Française" Presse Médicale 49 (1919):489-492.

    Traité de la Syphilis. Paris, 1931.

    La Lèpre. Paris, 1934.

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