Hepatitis-B virus infection in patients with leprosy: a serological study in a leprosarium
in Northern Nigeria.
When Schweitzer won the Nobel Prize in 1952, he donated the $33,000 Award to establishing a leprosarium
, following his established tenets of creating a "village" environment for his patients.
The Heathcocks were transferred to a further relieving position at the Leprosarium
on Channel Island established by Cook in his other roles as the Northern Territory's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quarantine Officer.
A diagnosis of leprosy resulted in drastic changes in an individual's status since, as Tymme notes, religious, medical and legal authorities "inforced a separation of such from all companie." (31) In medieval England, the changed status of more fortunate lepers was formalized in a ritual ceremony, after which these patients withdrew to a special hospital or leprosarium
, located on the outskirts of urban centers.
Its medical activities created a group of committed converts among the sick who adopted the new faith after spending long periods of time in SIM's leprosarium
. However, SIM's education project, intended to train local missionaries to read and write Hausa, often clashed with converts' aspirations.
Prominent features of any leper colony are improper disposal and inappropriate management of wastewater, therefore creating a high direct or indirect risk of infection to other people in close proximity to the leprosarium
. Coker et al.
In 1974 they became involved in supporting the leprosarium
in Taiz until 1992 when the German Leprosy organization took over supporting NLEP.
Shortly after Yvette of Huy rebuilt the church and leprosarium
of Huy, Mary of Oignies (d.
The same humanity is sometimes true when it came to resolving the tension between the debitum coniugale of sexual satisfaction a wife and husband owed one another, on the one hand, and the risks a partner incurred from a downright dangerous partner, usually the husband, or, to cite a less common problem, from a partner who had been banished to a leprosarium
. Often courts sheltered women from a dangerous man; as for lepers, they seem, willy-nilly, to have ordered them to bed together.
Indeed, when it was observed by Spargo and his colleague Dr Lawson Holman that several of the 168 Aboriginal residents in the leprosarium
outside Derby had elevated blood sugar levels, so surprising was this finding that two medical students were recruited to do a survey, which was carried out in 1968 (Finlay-Jones and McComish 1972).
Stanley Stein, who spent some 40 years behind barbed wire as a patient and patient activist at the now-closed leprosarium
in Carville, Louisiana, once wrote, "The ravages of the stigma of this disease are as great as the ravages of the germ." I wonder how many people know that the United States, a champion of human rights, denied the vote to persons with leprosy until after World War II.Aa
Father Thomas is the exception; he is afraid of the dark and the threatening forest, dissatisfied with the school where knowledge of the alphabet gets priority above prayers; he regards his stay at the leprosarium
as "martyrdom" (Greene 2004: 80).