There is perhaps no subject of greater interest, nor one which awakens more sympathy, than that of the Leper;
it affords a most curious, though painful topic of enquiry, particularly in the present day, when so much has
been said and written, as to the probability and possibility of the loathsome scourge again obtaining a hold in
this, our own country.
Much confusion and ignorance exists, as to what true Leprosy really is. I do not pretend, nor do I assume, to
be in any way an authority on the disease, nor to be at all deeply versed in the matter; my remarks will consist