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294 REPORT OF THE LEPROSY COMMISSION :
Table V-continued.
Evidence in Favour of Contagion afforded by Persons Eating and
Drinking with Lepers.
ASYLUM OR
CENTRE.
No. of Lepers.
No. of
persons eating and drinking with them.
How many of these are affected.
REMARKS.
Aligarh
1
1
1
Child used to eat with a leper father,
and eight years after his death also
became tainted.
Benares
4
4
1
Child used to eat with leper mother,
and five years after her death became
also a leper.
Calcutta
19
43
3
In one instance two brothers used to
eat together, and within a year both
were lepers. In another, a child
had eaten with its leper father, and
was twelve years old when the latter
died. Sixteen years after his death
the child became a leper.
Delhi
2
5
Gwalior
1
1
Gya
7
7
...
The wives were accustomed to eat
with their leper husbands, but it was
distinctly stated that they washed the
plates after the husbands had used
them, and before they employed these
for their own meal.
Mandalay
24
84
5
In one case a child used to eat from the
same vessels as her mother, and thirteen years after the latter's death she
also became affected.
Prome
13
40
3
In one instance a family of nine used
to eat from the same dishes. One of
them became a leper and died a year
later. They continued after this to
eat from the same vessels, and two
years later another member of the
family was attacked. The others
remained healthy.

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