Fumio Hayashi ( was a Japanese physician and leprologist. He worked in 林 文雄 Hayashi Fumio, November 26, 1900 – July 18, 1947) Tama Zenshoen Sanatorium, Nagashima Aiseien Sanatorium, Hoshizuka Keiaien Sanatorium and Ooshima Seishoen Sanatorium. He helped with Kensuke Mitsuda, and completed the first lepromin test or Mitsuda skin test.
November 26, 1900
July 18, 1947
Physician, Director of leper hospitals
lepromin reaction or Mitsuda reaction
On November 26, he was born in
Sapporo, Hokkaido. In 1926, he graduated from
Hokkaido University. In 1930, he read a paper on lepromin test at a leprosy conference in
Bangkok. In 1931, Ph.D. with" skin reaction in leprosy"
In 1931, chief doctor in
Nagashima Aiseien Sanatorium. In 1933, made an around the world trip of leprosy hospitals and sanatoriums as an inspecting member of the
League of Nations. In 1935, the director of
Hoshizuka Keiaien Sanatorium. In 1944, the director of
Ooshima Seishoen Sanatorium. On July 18, 1947, he died.
Achievements [ edit ]
The skin reaction in leprosy, ⅠⅡⅢ, Tokyo Iji Shinshi, 2661, On Feb 15, 1930.
The course of leprosy and the Mitsuda skin test. Tokyo Iji Shinshi, 2737,1931.
The course of patients, whose Mitsuda skin tests were problematic 10 years ago. Tokyo Iji Shinshi, 3156, 1939.
Personal view on the classification of leprosy. Repura 14, 3, May, 1943.
Mitsuda's reaction, Nisshin Igaku 33,3,1943.
An around-the-world trip of leprosy institutions. (Book)
The history of leprosy on Nauru. Rinsho Igaku, 28,10,1944.
Mitsuda's skin reaction in leprosy. Hayashi F. Int J Lepr 1, 31-38,1933.
Lepromin test [ edit ]
Kensuke Mitsuda wrote in 1919 his first paper on lepromin test, also called Mitsuda's skin test later. But he regarded himself a pathologist and not an immunologist, so, he wanted other researchers of leprosy who came under him to complete it. Among other researchers, Fumio Hayashi completed it. Hayashi read a paper on it at a leprosy conference at Bangkok.  Masao Ota, a dermatologist who also studied leprosy, was very much impressed by the paper, and tried to publish International Journal of Leprosy. Hayashi's paper was in its first issue.
References [ edit ]
Papers on leprosy. No 4. Papers by Fumio Hayashi(1951) Okayama. (Hayashi's 12 papers are included)
^ The value of a skin test with the emulsion of nodules of lerposy(1919), Kensuke Mitsuda, Nihon Hifuka Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi, 19,697-708.