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.

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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Upon his arrival at Culion Island, he finds a child sent to this leper colony is always by himself; later, he witnesses relatives of the sufferers visiting their families could watch them, with dried tears, from a boat.
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A young girl, Pearline Portious, goes to live in a leper colony in 1941 to make a colony of many colors.
The townspeople had been motivated both by greed and disgust at the notion of having a leper colony in their back yard.
She also visits a volcano, gets a glimpse of an abandoned leper colony and returns to where she originally fell in love with Greece back in 1966 - the island of Poros.
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.
And City's 'leper colony' - who returned for training yesterday - won't just simply go away.
Sixteen years later, on April 15, 1889, after caring for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those in the leper colony, he contracted and died of the same disease that afflicted his "parishioners."
The organization also provided ceramic water filters to Haiti after last year's devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, and constructed entire water systems for an orphanage in the slums of Sudan and a leper colony in New Delhi, India.
"I was a black sheep," she said, "People detested my mother and I was isolated as a result of that." She calls "Outcasts," about the leper colony on Penikese Island off Cape Cod, a metaphor for stigma.
Thanh's story is based on a real-life leper colony that existed on D'Arcy Island from 1891 to 1924.
They then travel with a group of young surfers headed to Peru, volunteer in a home for abandoned and disabled children, cross the Atlantic to Africa where they meet with those suffering and dying of HIV/ AIDS, and journey to a leper colony deep in the forests of Ghana.