1939

Dr. Convit, as a recently graduated medical doctor, starts to study Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. He studied and documented detailed descriptions of the development of the disease and the lesions in patients that were confined in the leprosarium of Cabo Blanco in the city of La Guaira, in Venezuela. Dr. Convit lived with the patients in Cabo Blanco for more than 10 years, which gave him the advantage to learn much more about all aspects of the disease and be able to better treat the patients. His main goal was to eliminate the compulsory restraint of leprosy patients.