volume 77, issue 1, P25-28 2008
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.77.25
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畑野 研太郎, Kentaro Hatano2, Kentaro Hatano3

Abstract: The typical leprosy doctor is disappearing in Japan. One of the reasons for this is that no more new cases arise among people of Japanese nationality. Furthermore, among people of other nationality living in Japan, occurrence of the cases has become rare. At the same time, it has become difficult to get a new medical person for leprosy field because the interest for the overseas medical cooperation has become diversified and there is a misunderstanding that the problem of leprosy in the world has been resolved…

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