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Fight for survival: the life of a Hansen's disease sufferer through his correspondence with Adolpho Lutz.
Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2003; 10(Suppl 1):361-96HC

Abstract

This project presents the complete set of letters between the family of a Hansen's disease (leprosy) sufferer in the state of Maranhão, in the Northeast of Brazil, and the doctor and bacteriologist Adolpho Lutz. For more than twenty years Fabricio Caldas de Oliveira and Numa Pires de Oliveira, father and son, exchanged a steady flow of letters with the scientist in pursuit of a cure for the disease that had assailed Numa since childhood. The 24 letters compiled here paint a unique portrait of the medical and social drama confronted by this family, and the results of the use of chaulmoogra oil and other medications in their search for alternative treatments.

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Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. jben@coc.fiocruz.drNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng spa

PubMed ID

14650424

Citation

Benchimol, Jaime Larry, et al. "Fight for Survival: the Life of a Hansen's Disease Sufferer Through His Correspondence With Adolpho Lutz." Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, vol. 10, no. Suppl 1, 2003, pp. 361-96.
Benchimol JL, Sá MR, Alves da Cruz Mde S, et al. Fight for survival: the life of a Hansen's disease sufferer through his correspondence with Adolpho Lutz. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003;10(Suppl 1):361-96.
Benchimol, J. L., Sá, M. R., Alves da Cruz, M. d. e. . S., & Magalhàes de Andrade, M. (2003). Fight for survival: the life of a Hansen's disease sufferer through his correspondence with Adolpho Lutz. Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, 10(Suppl 1), pp. 361-96.
Benchimol JL, et al. Fight for Survival: the Life of a Hansen's Disease Sufferer Through His Correspondence With Adolpho Lutz. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003;10(Suppl 1):361-96. PubMed PMID: 14650424.
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