leprosarium

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leprosarium

 [lep″ro-sar´e-um]
a hospital or colony for treatment and isolation of patients with leprosy.

lep·ro·sar·i·um

(lep'rō-sar'ē-ŭm),
A hospital especially designed for the care of those suffering from leprosy, especially those who need expert care.

leprosarium

(lĕp′rə-sâr′ē-əm)
n. pl. leprosar·iums or leprosar·ia (-ē-ə)
A hospital for the treatment of leprosy.

leprosarium

[lep′rōser′ē·əm]
Etymology: Gk, lepra, leprosy
a hospital for persons who have leprosy.

lep·ro·sar·i·um

(lep'rō-sar'ē-ŭm)
An older term for a hospital specializing in the care of patients with leprosy.

leprosarium

An institution for the treatment of people suffering from HANSEN'S DISEASE.
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Mr Farley has just returned from a 12-day trip to Myanmar - formerly Burma - where he took supplies to a leper colony, an orphanage and an education centre for the blind.
In 1903, this less than picturesque slice of rock situated just off the north coast was designated a leper colony and for more than 50 years unfortunate victims of the terrible skin disease were removed, often forcibly, from Crete to live out their days as refugees on Spinalonga rather than outcasts in caves.
As one of the only doctors on the island at the time, Andrew's father John treated a leper colony and worked in areas where cannibalism was still practised, while mother Sheila taught.
We're like an invisible leper colony - it can't be helped, but no one will admit to it in public.
On the other hand, if your work is being a doctor in a leper colony, you have probably met requirement (b), but if most of the time you're bored and depressed by it, the chances are you have not only bypassed (a) but probably aren't helping your patients much either.
They are more like the members of the leper colony -- and are treated as such in the marketplace.
At twenty-two he worked at a leper colony in northern India before becoming a free-lance missionary.
The young allergy researcher finds some solace in a leper colony, and announces to the stunned lepers the inevitability of Latin American unification.
Cliff gives us in Free Enterprise the unofficial story, drawing attention to the roles of women in national events and rendering the texture of everyday life: that women made diaphragms from eelskin and abortive douches from alum, pearlash, white oak bark, and red rose leaves; that the first leper colony was established in New Orleans, and how; that the breadfruit tree was imported from Tahiti to Jamaica to supply a cheap slave diet.
Filmed in 1963, The House Is Black documents Iran's first leper colony told through the eyes of children.
Sir Bruce Forsyth on why he quit Strictly Come Dancing "Our politicians think it all hangs on a smile and a tie, but in their quest to appear nice and personable and ordinary they look like freaks" Broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson "The Tories are dying as a brand in the North of England" Ukip leader Nigel Farage "Some in the Labour Party see them as swivel-eyed nutters who belong in a leper colony.
Even on the former leper colony of Robben Island he wasn't quarantined from it.