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The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden


Atlas Obscura - May 26, 2017
She went to Siberia to find a particular medicinal herb that she thought could cure leprosy, and to meet sufferers of the disease living in the Russian forest. Her advocacy for leprosy patients has since made her a local hero—there's even a very large ...
 

Photographs and Memories: 1880 inquiry studied leprosy in ...


Houma Courier - May 21, 2017
Leprosy, lepers, in Lafourche parish?Old medical documents reveal that before 1900, a few active cases of the dread, disfiguring disease were reported from ...
 

Homelessness is not leprosy | Religion News Service


Religion News Service - Apr 30, 2017
Natalie Levine is our daughter. And she lives on the streets in Los Angeles.
 

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Moloka'i: A Novel


by: Alan Brennert

This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.

Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i.
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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History


by: Sam Maggs
A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
 
You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .
 
·  Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
·  Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
·  Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?.
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Gift of Pain, The


by: Paul Brand, Philip Yancey
A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN?Can such a place exist? It not only can―it does. But it’s no utopia. It’s a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences.His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God’s great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence.
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The Island


by: Victoria Hislop

The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past.
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What Happens When You Get Leprosy?


Many associate leprosy with colonies of lepers with missing limbs, but is this disease really 'flesh eating'? Trace breaks it down here. Where Do Leper Colonies ...
 

What is leprosy?


Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease affecting the skin and nerves. Watch this to find out more about how leprosy affects people in poverty in India.
 

5 Infectious Facts About Leprosy | What the Stuff?!


Leprosy is a serious health concern in a few populations around the world, but it's actually very treatable these days, especially if it's caught early, and it has a ...
 

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Leprosy: Symptoms and Treatment | Segment 1 | Health 1st | Dr. Deepak Kumar Mathur


Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs. The disease has been around since ancient ...