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Leprosy in India
ca. 1931 / 12:00
School of Tropical Medicine [Hochschule für Tropenmedizin], Hamburg, Germany
Silent, black-and-white.

Cover of Leprosy; Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention by Ernest Muir, ca. 1926Cover of Leprosy; Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention by Ernest Muir, ca. 1926.
NLM Unique ID: 25960700R.

Preparing the Hydnocarpus Oil Injection Treatment. Preparation of esters from oils. To the right a mixture of oil, alcohol and acid are being boiled over a water-bath; reflux condenser above. In the middle the esters are being washed in a separating funnel. The upper layer is the esters and the lower is water. To the left a bottle has been adapted as a separating funnel. Such a bottle should be used for preparing the esters by the cold process.Fig. 7 in Leprosy; Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention by Ernest Muir, ca. 1926.
Preparing the Hydnocarpus Oil Injection Treatment. Preparation of esters from oils. To the right a mixture of oil, alcohol and acid are being boiled over a water-bath; reflux condenser above. In the middle the esters are being washed in a separating funnel. The upper layer is the esters and the lower is water. To the left a bottle has been adapted as a separating funnel. Such a bottle should be used for preparing the esters by the cold process.
NLM Unique ID: 25960700R.

Two page spread of page 8 and 9 of Leprosy; Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention by Ernest Muir.Page 8 and 9 in Leprosy; Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention by Ernest Muir, ca. 1926.
NLM Unique ID: 25960700R.

Cover of The Leper Problem in India by Ernest Muir and others, 1922Cover of The Leper Problem in India by Ernest Muir and others, 1922.
NLM Unique ID: 101606763.

Page spread in The Leper Problem in India, 1922Page spread in The Leper Problem in India, 1922. A bar graph shows the estimated number of lepers in India in 1920 as 150,000 and an increase of lepers in asylums between 1920 and 1921 as only 40 for a total of 8890. On the opposite leaf the titlepage for Lecture on “The leper Problem in India and The Treatment of leprosy.” By Frank Oldrieve. Delivered before the East India Association on October the 24th, 1921.
NLM Unique ID: 101606763.

Head and shoulders, full face; in oval of Bernhard Nocht.Bernhard Nocht (1857–1945)
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Head and shoulders, full face of Ernest Muir.Ernest Muir (1880–1974)
British Medical Journal 5941 (Nov. 16, 1974): 413.
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The botany of the chaulmoogra plant, frontispiece, and titlepage from Handbook on leprosy; its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.The botany of the chaulmoogra plant, frontispiece, and titlepage in Handbook on leprosy; its diagnosis, treatment and prevention, 1921

This book by Ernest Muir contains many photographs illustrating diagnosis, treatment, and settlement and was written for health workers, general practitioners and administrators, particularly in India.
NLM Unique ID: 34821410R

This plate illustrates the microscopic view of a smear from under the surface of a leprous nodule.“Lepra Bacilli” in Handbook on leprosy; its diagnosis, treatment and prevention, 1921

This plate illustrates the microscopic view of a smear from under the surface of a leprous nodule. “Stained by Ziehl-Neelsen’s method. Note large bundles of bacilli, also granular, partly-stained appearance of some of the bacilli.”
NLM Unique ID: 34821410R

These and other before and after treatment illustrations .Plate from Handbook on leprosy; its diagnosis, treatment and prevention, 1921

These and other before and after treatment illustrations are provided to demonstrate the efficacy of the treatments described in the text.
NLM Unique ID: 34821410R

Fold-out diagram provides a plan for a model leper settlement.Foldout from Handbook on leprosy; its diagnosis, treatment and prevention, 1921 This fold-out diagram provides a plan for a model leper settlement. Isolation is discussed as an important factor in dealing with leprosy in a community.
NLM Unique ID: 34821410R

Titlepage from Report on the study tour of the Secretary of the Leprosy Commission in Europe, South America and the Far East : January 1929-June 1930.Titlepage from Report on the study tour of the Secretary of the Leprosy Commission in Europe, South America and the Far East : January 1929-June 1930
Published by the League of Nations. Leprosy Commission, Geneva, 1930
NLM Unique ID: 8007691

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