Jose Rodriguez is a noted Filipino scientist and researcher who has invented methods of controlling Hansens Disease commonly known as leprosy.
His leprosy control program was instituted in the Philippines and other Asian countries. Jose Rodriguez's medical papers on leprosy research are often referenced and have been published around the world.
Jose Rodriguez was honored with the 1974 Damien Dutton Award.
Jose Rodriguez Memorial Medical Hospital
The Tala Leprosarium is one of eight institutes in the Philippines that once served patients with Hansens Disease or leprosy. Tala Leprosarium was renamed the Jose Rodriguez Memorial Medical Hospital and Sanitarium in 1970 and is no longer strictly a Leprosarium since only a few leper patients remain.