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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Talking to the lepers, inquiring about their needs and how he can be of help to them, he found out that those cured of the disease have no choice but to live inside the leprosarium because they have nowhere else to go.
Later that same day, he was admitted at Tala, one of the only eight leprosariums in the country.
Around the same time the city of Norwich contracted with a former leprosarium to run a poor house, because leprosy was on the decline; see Andrew Wear, Knowledge and Practice in English Medicine (Cambridge U.
For example, patients in Korea still chose to dwell in their leprosarium after they have been fully cured (Sase 2004).
Huy or anticipated the labours of Juliana of Cornillon, the leprosarium was dilapidated and in need of restoration.
arrived in the Congo at the beginning of January 1892 it would be to continue their specialist tasks of both teaching and nursing, focusing on medical care for the white colonials, but also educating Congolese women and orphaned children and later working in the mission hospitals and leprosariums.
as well as European territories and colonies seemed to have contributed to the spawning of a new leprosarium movement" (White, p.
He gives the history of the cemetery at Chichester and places the leprosarium in the context of medieval society as well as the way in which the town of Chichester cared for its poor and ill.
An American order of Franciscan monks became involved in a leprosarium - a leprosy hospital - in the area and in the 1970s they built the Padre Pio Rehabilitation Centre, now Ahotokorum.
In Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case (1961) the colonial leprosarium at a Roman Catholic medical mission in the Belgian Congo simultaneously symbolizes the fallen world and offers possibilities for spiritual renewal to the novel's central character, Querry, a celebrated French ecclesiastical architect who begins the story consumed by apathy and ends realizing, "I suffer, therefore I am.
The majority of Florence's hospitals were built on a small scale and with a specific condition or social group in mind, such as the leprosarium at S Eusebio or the hospital of S Maria degli Angeli, which provided six beds for members of the wool-carders guild, but after the Black Death in 1348 larger medical hospitals developed.
When he and Che went their separate ways in Caracas, Granado stayed in Venezuela to work at the Cabo Blanco leprosarium in MaiquetAEa.