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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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Moreover, given that the study was based on participants residing in one Leprosarium in Ghana, future research should consider people affected by leprosy in other Leprosaria in Ghana.
Lepers are forced to live in colonies (leprosaria) far from the domain of healthy people, until they are fully treated.
pivotal role played by religion and religious institutions in the creation, evolution, and sustenance of the myriad of hospitals, leprosaria, almshouses, orphanages, and confraternal and parochial charities that made up the medieval opera caritatis.
He became interested in leprosy when he was still a student at the College of Medicine in Cairo and met people affected by leprosy at the Qasr Al-Aini Hospital and at Egyptian leprosaria such as Abu-Zaabal and Al-Kalaa.
Its work includes the conduct of leprosaria, hospitals and infirmaries, help to the aged, and the distribution of emergency aid to disaster-stricken countries.
(1) Unfortunately, some of these scholars have failed to read the medieval sources in their proper contexts, sources that describe both the outbreak of leprosy and the organization of leprosaria, the medieval hospices designed to care for victims of the disease.
"From 'Leper Villages' to Leprosaria: Public Health, Nationalism and the Culture of Exclusion in Japan." Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion.
[...] All the forgotten maladies of the Oriental leprosaria seemed to corrode those scabby walls [...] No line was perpendicular ...
Franciscan physicians were more likely to serve in leprosaria or hospitals rather than as teachers.
Other leprosaria, including Carville, Hawaii's Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai and Peru's San Pablo, nab extra income as tourist attractions.
Over the centuries, other epidemic diseases (leprosy, smallpox, dysentery) were recorded in the archives of Dubrovnik, and other specialized institutions (e.g., leprosaria) were organized outside the city.
559 proposes a hazard pay that shall be received by all government employees who are stationed or assigned to work in hazardous areas, as may be declared by the Secretary of National Defense; difficult areas or hardship posts characterized by distance, inconvenience of travel due to bad roads and conditions of the terrain, isolation, inaccessibility and extreme weather conditions; x-ray units, clinics, laboratories, sanitaria, leprosaria, observation posts and other similar stations which offer risks to health and safety due to exposure to radiation, contagious diseases and volcanic activity; and institutions that tend or care for mentally-deranged patients.