leprophobia

leprophobia

[‚lep·rə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of Hansen's disease.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Tsukiyama through Stephen's journal does not shirk from harsh descriptions of the disease, but she manages to reveal a woman who though physically scarred by her condition and lost to her family and fiance has made a life for herself and her soul mate husband Matsu, a resident of Tarumi and a man free of leprosy and leprophobia. The author depicts a woman who "let[s] go of the past [by] facing it again" (130) and ultimately appears in Tarumi "in the bright light of day" (207).