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Contagiousness of Leprosy. 297
In 31 patients the vesicle was normal but mixed with blood on puncturing it.
1
immature and mixed with blood on
puncturing it.
1
immature.
1
immature and the crust removed for
examination.
Ninety-three cover-glasses were prepared and stained for bacilli, and
specimens were also taken later from the crusts of two vesicles which had
been normal.
Condition of site of vaccination -
In
14
patients
the skin was normal.
12
sensation was diminished.
13
there was an ansthetic
patch.
1
patient
the skin was tuberculated.
Results:-In no case were leprosy bacilli undoubtedly found.
In two specimens prepared from a vesicle over a tuberculated
ear there were one or two badly stained bacilli.
In four specimens from an ansthetic patch there were some
rods which stained with fuchsin and looked suspicious, but
none of these were certain.
TABLE VII.
I.-Observations on Earth at the Almora Leper Asylum.
SOURCE OF EARTH.
No. of
cover-glasses
examined.
Number of Leprosy Bacilli found.
1. Path in front of office
25
3
on
1
cover-glass.
2
1

1
1

2. Path down hill to leper
1
1

quarters
25
1
1

3. Path under bank where
1
1

lepers sit
25
1
1

4. Bank where lepers sit
25
No bacilli. [One suspicious.]
TOTAL
100
10 bacilli in 100 observations.

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