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(chaulmoogra oil)
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  • Death and Survival of Patients with Hansen's Disease in Colonial Korea. [Journal Article]
    Uisahak 2019; 28(2):469-508Kim JH
  • The purpose of this research is to describe how Hansen's disease patients experienced the modern system of control of Hansen's disease introduced by Japan, and the inimical attitude of society against them in colonial Korea. The study also seeks to reveal the development of the system to eliminate Hansen's disease patients from their home and community to larger society and leprosarium in this er…
  • Cyclopentenyl Fatty Acids: History, Biological Activity and Synthesis. [Review]
    Curr Top Med Chem 2017; 17(26):2903-2912Almahli H
  • This review discusses the substantial cyclopentenyl fatty acid class of naturally occurring lipids. These compounds are historically important and have recently been shown to exhibit remarkable biological activity relevant to producing new antibiotic agents. Information about the history of cyclopentenyl fatty acids, their use in traditional and modern medicine, as well as biological activity, an…
  • Treatment of leprosy. [Review]
    Clin Dermatol 2015 Jan-Feb; 33(1):55-65Kar HK, Gupta R
  • Leprosy is a curable disease, having been eliminated from many countries, including India. This has been possible due to the wide availability of effective and safe drugs. Treatment of leprosy has undergone considerable changes over decades, from chaulmoogra oil in 1915 to dapsone monotherapy in 1946, then eventually to multidrug therapy (MDT) in 1982. In the last two decades, reports of resistan…
  • Leprosy--evolution of the path to eradication. [Retracted Publication]
    Indian J Med Res 2013; 137(1):15-35Dogra S, Narang T, Kumar B
  • Leprosy is among the world's oldest and most dreaded diseases and it has been synonymous with stigma and discrimination due to the hideous deformities it produced, mystery around its aetiology and transmission and lack of any effective remedy till recently. Leprosy control started with the use of chaulmoogra oil and for the last three decades, multi drug therapy (MDT) has been our main tool again…
  • [About a note published in 1926 on a BCG vaccine trial in leprosy treatment]. [Historical Article]
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 2013; 106(2):126-30Chastel C, Chastel A
  • By 1926, two French physicians working in Indochina, R. Pons and L. Chastel, have suggested to treat leprosy by subcutaneous injections of bacillus Calmette-Guerin. This treatment appeared efficient since the lepromatous lesions quickly regressed and the Hansen bacillus disappeared from the nasal mucus. These results were quickly confirmed by other authors. They were all more appreciated than, at…
  • [Chaulmoogra oil as scientific knowledge: the construction of a treatment for leprosy]. [Historical Article]
    Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2008 Jan-Mar; 15(1):29-47dos Santos FS, de Souza LP, Siani AC
  • The article investigates how knowledge of medicinal plants and related treatment practices are assimilated and transformed. Taking as its focus the use of chaulmoogra oil to treat leprosy, it examines how information on this plant was incorporated and transformed into scientifically validated knowledge when 'Brazilian chaulmoogra' came onto the scene. Pointing to the addition of chaulmoogra bypro…
  • Year of leprosy control a short analytical study in a colony hospital at West Delhi. [Journal Article]
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2001 Mar-Apr; 67(2):78-81Ganguli DD, Karmakar S, … Patnaik BC
  • The study was conducted from the patients attending mainly the Medical OPD revealed some fascinating facets. 56.66 % of patients were migrants settled in Delhi from endemic zones, rest of the patients were indigenous. Influx of migrants seemed likely to be risk factors to infection in a densely populated city like Delhi.43.33 % of patients harboured the disease for more then 2 years before initia…
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