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leprosarium

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

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

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

An institution for the treatment of people suffering from HANSEN'S DISEASE.
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This example shows the feeling of someone who has mobilized herself and who nurtures hope in the achievements of the old inner patients in the so-called leprosariums.
A former leprosarium, the institute now cares for patients with a range of dermatological diseases.
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Father Thomas is the exception; he is afraid of the dark and the threatening forest, dissatisfied with the school where knowledge of the alphabet gets priority above prayers; he regards his stay at the leprosarium as "martyrdom" (Greene 2004: 80).
Now that mandatory confinement of Hansen's disease patients in leprosariums is no longer enforced in the U.
Even in modern times, treatment has often occurred in separate hospitals and live-in colonies called leprosariums because of the stigma of the disease.
Rifampicin is typically used in these combination therapies because it eliminates contagious organisms in 1 to 2 weeks; thereby eliminating the need for isolation of patients in leprosariums. In the United States leprosy patients are treated at the National Hansen's Disease Center in Louisiana (operated by the U.S.
The group, made up of Catholics in their early 20s, is committed to raising money for leprosariums in northern Vietnam.
Measures should be taken as soon as possible to aid former South Korean and Taiwanese leprosy sufferers who were segregated in leprosariums during Japan's colonial rule of the regions.
Towns and villages began to ship their mentally ill to leprosariums left empty by the subsidence of leprosy.
Archived Church and State documents reveal that missions and reserves were similar to prisons and leprosariums, part of a network of total institutions.
Lawyers representing current and former leprosy patients in damage suits against the Japanese government will conduct telephone interviews in western Japan on Monday and Tuesday to find out about conditions at leprosariums in South Korea and Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule, the lawyers said Thursday.