(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
The Academy of Medicine; Dr. P. A. Morrow relates some Personal Observations of Leprosy— Discussion on the Danger of the spread of Leprosy.
At the last scientific meeting of the Academy of Medicine for the present season Dr. P. A. Morrow gave some interesting personal observations of leprosy, recently made in Mexico and the Sandwich Islands, with magic lantern illustrations of typical cases. He said that leprosy was too often looked upon as possessing only a historic interest, like the plague and other diseases of former times. It would not do, however, to so regard it. Unfortunately, it was a living reality, and a map representing the geographical distribution of the disease would show that it extended over fully one-third the surface of the globe. This general distribution, he believed, had a very important bearing upon its etiology. It was impossible to give the exact number