Hansen's disease control in the State of São Paulo: a historical analysis.Rev Saude Publica. 2011 Feb; 45(1):195-203.RS
Leprosy is an infectious contagious disease known since Biblical times. Global effort for disease control reveals intricate convergences of national history and of medical, governmental, and international policies. The study describes the history of Hansen's disease and control actions undertaken in the state of São Paulo starting in the 19th century and its connection with the development of public health in that state, by means of a bibliographic and documental analysis.