Medicine: Leprosy in Paradise

In Pago Pago, storied capital of the paradise islands of American Samoa, there was pandemonium last week over allegations that leprosy was spreading alarmingly among the territory's 20,000 people and was being shamefully neglected.

The charge came from a physician with an unusual background. Los Angeles-born Donald L. Donohugh was 17 when Pearl Harbor interrupted his premedical studies at U.C.L.A. He enlisted, then got an appointment to the Naval Academy. Graduating in 1946, Donohugh served six years (through the Korean war) before he could get to medical school (California, '56). After interning in San Diego and a residency in Monterey, he signed...

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