História da Lepra no Brasil. Volume III. Período Republicano (1890–1952)

by Heraclídes-Cesar de Souza-Araujo, Chefe do Laboratório de Leprologia do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 1st edition, 715 pages. Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Imprensa Nacional do Brasil, 1956

L. W. Hackett
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This monumental work on leprosy in Brazil has now reached its third large volume, a book of 715 pages covering the history from 1890 to 1952. A large part of the present volume comprises the transcription of scientific articles, reports, parliamentary discourses and polemics over the gravity of the problem of leprosy in Brazil, many of which are inaccessible even to their own authors, and are unknown to the majority of workers in this field. A thousand copies have been printed by the Ministry of Education and Public Health of Brazil; of these some have been distributed gratuitously to medical libraries around the world and the rest will be sold and the entire proceeds added to the capital fund of the International Society of Leprology.

Dr. Souza-Araujo, who has published over 250 articles and other works since 1911, mainly on leprosy, is to be congratulated on the completion of this great task, the fruit of a long and varied experience, and of years of intensive collection and preparation of material.