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During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, the average daily population of The National Leper Home at Carville, La., was 322. Sixty-three new patients were admitted; 3 absconded, of whom one returned within one month at his own expense; 9 patients who had absconded in previous years returned for hospitalization, 5 of them paying their own expenses. Nineteen patients were paroled. Of the 337 patients in the hospital on June 30, 1931, 178 were taking chaulmoogra oil by mouth, the dosage varying from 5 to 125 drops three times a day. About one-third of the patients were taking chaulmoogra
The National Leper Home (United States Marine Hospital), Carville, La. Review of the More Important Activities during the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1931.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1441. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1441_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(11):1441.
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