About Jose Natalio Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez invented methods of controlling leprosy
- M.D. University of the Philippines, 1920
- CPH Johns Hopkins University, 1932
- MPH Johns Hopkins University, 1948
Year elected as Academician: 1979
Renowned Filipino leprologist and researcher, Dr. Rodriguez devoted 53 years to the control of leprosy in the country. As one of the very few pioneers in the early fight against leprosy all over the world, he proposed a control program which was not only adopted in the Philippines but in other Asian countries as well.
Dr. Rodriguez had written many scientific articles on leprosy which have been published in various journals all over the world and considered classics in leprosy research.
In recognition of his untiring struggle for the cause of leprosy in the Philippines for over a half century, Dr. Rodriguez was recipient to many honors and awards including the 1974 Damien Dutton award.