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Hansen's Disease: The Shared Paradigm

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:452
  1. Diana N J Lockwood, consultant leprologist (
  1. Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

    M J de Mallac

    The Book Guild Ltd, £12.95, pp 116

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    The word leprosy evokes a range of responses. To the patient it means devastation and fear of being outcast; to an immunologist it is a complex tissue-damaging immune response; to a surgeon it may be the problems of protecting a neuropathic foot. It is these differing perspectives that de Mallac sets out to explore through a series of …

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