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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Examples include Douala colony, Douala, Cameroon; Makete leprosarium, Tukuyu, Tanzania; Ilha Grande colony, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Kuala Lumpur government leper colony, Kuala, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sudan Interior Mission, Kano, Nigeria (ILA 2006).
Controversy continued over the site of the leprosarium.
The centre provides help to the residents of Ankaful Camp - which was set up by patients who were being treated at the leprosarium.
Thus, without imposing any hard and fast rules, Faget expressed a new desire to regiment the sleeping patterns, recreation, and meal consumption of patients--all toward the end of arresting their disease in "the modern leprosarium.
By examining skeletal remains from leprosarium cemeteries, archaeologists can determine which skeletons show signs of the disease and thus estimate how many residents in leper hospitals actually suffered from this illness.
Likewise in the United States, as late as 1968 mail leaving the leprosarium at Carville, Louisiana, was first sterilized by baking in electric ovens (18).
We spent a day in Baripada visiting Gladys and the leprosarium where Graham had rendered devoted service for over three decades.
In 1964, I visited a leprosarium in Jinja, Uganda, and found that the lepers receiving medical treatment were much better off than the disfigured beggars on the streets of Kampala.
Jotcham, died in 1938 in a meningitis epidemic while working in a leprosarium.
She was forced to move--by herself--to the leprosarium at Palo Seco in the Panama Canal Zone.
Early in Two Faces of Liberalism, Gray writes, "The lives of a professional soldier and a carer in a leprosarium, of a day trader on the stock market and a contemplative in a monastery, cannot be mixed without loss.
I am still waiting to find a hospital, leprosarium or disability ministry dedicated to atheism.