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Lepra

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.44
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts an African American person with Lepra. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Lepra is a chronic infectious disease caused by Bacillus leprae, of which the most prominent and typical symptoms are nodular lesions in the skin and mucous membranes (Lepra tuberosa), and sensory and trophic disturbances due to infiltration of the peripheral nerves (Lepra anaesthetica). Lepra may also be known as Leprosy, Elephantiasis Graecorum, Leontiasis, Satyriasis. more...
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