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More Doctors Available Although William Levis did some fine work throughout his career,1 after 30 years he must retire as a member of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service. There are two full-time physicians at the Baton Rouge, La., headquarters of the National Hansen's Disease Programs and 11 physicians working at grant-funded Hansen's disease clinics located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Levis is just one of those physicians and is responsible for approximatel

Sep 2, 2002
Charles Stanley

More Doctors Available

Although William Levis did some fine work throughout his career,1 after 30 years he must retire as a member of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service. There are two full-time physicians at the Baton Rouge, La., headquarters of the National Hansen's Disease Programs and 11 physicians working at grant-funded Hansen's disease clinics located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Levis is just one of those physicians and is responsible for approximately 350 patients. The New York area clinic where he works is already poised to replace him with another physician who has been treating leprosy patients for more than 20 years. There will be no gap in the availability or the quality of this service or care.

Charles D. Stanley
Director
National Hansen's Disease Programs
1770 Physician Park Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Web site: bphc.hrsa.gov/nhdp

1. T. Hollon, "The leprosy watcher," The Scientist, 16:15-17, June 24, 2002.