International Textbook of Leprosy Now Available Online

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The International Textbook of Leprosy, sponsored by American Leprosy Missions, is now available online at It draws on the expertise of dozens of medical and scientific experts in the field of leprosy and is edited by the Director of the National Hansen’s Disease Program, David M. Scollard, M.D., Ph.D. and Adjunct Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, LSU School of Medicine, Thomas P. Gillis, Ph.D.

The textbook contains ten sections with 34 chapters covering all clinical aspects and basic sciences related to Hansen’s Disease.

“Today the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy is often impeded by lack of knowledge and awareness in the healthcare community,” says Gillis. “This new, online textbook attempts to address this deficiency. It is dedicated to the physicians and health workers caring for their first patient with leprosy, and to all of those in the research community who have encountered some of the fascinating scientific aspects of leprosy and wish to learn more.”

About American Leprosy Missions
American Leprosy Missions, based in Greenville, South Carolina, is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It supports projects and partners in countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since its founding in 1906, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, community development and vaccine research.

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