HARRY L. ARNOLD JR., M.D.; IRVIN L. TILDEN, M.D.
The classification of leprosy has had two almost wholly independent origins, one largely clinical, the other largely biological, and both in part bacteriological. The two have never been reconciled with each other, principally because the clinical leprologists and the dermatological leprologists have never learned to speak one another's language. This linguistic barrier is a remarkable one, the importance of which has not been fully appreciated. It has frequently stood, not only between these two different groups of students of leprosy, but also between the clinical leprologists and their own understanding of the disease.
In an attempt to remove this barrier,
ARNOLD HL, TILDEN IL. THE CLASSIFICATION AND NOMENCLATURE OF LEPROSY WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR A SIMPLIFICATION OF BOTH1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:65–73. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-65
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(1):65-73.
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