We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Other Articles |

Leprosy: A Problem of Colonial Development

JAMA. 1938;110(12):925. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790120067035.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Founded in 1924, this association works in British colonies, protectorates and dependencies of the empire, within which it is estimated that there are 2,000,000 lepers. The incidence varies from 1 per cent in Nigeria to 30 per cent in Nauru (in 1924) and surveys seem invariably to reveal unexpectedly higher incidences. There are 100 cases in England, mostly acquired abroad, and the disease is not even notifiable there. The aims of the association are mainly educational, using special medical directors to establish centers for segregation of victims in countries of low economic and sanitary standards. All too often these refuges have been filled with old cases, no longer infectious. The association seeks by education and local organization to segregate the earlier and more infectious stages from the community and especially from young children and thus to reduce the incidence. Tribal and clan cooperation together with local support and some degree


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.