TITLE

THE LEGACY OF CARVILLE: A History of the Last Leprosarium in The U.S

AUTHOR(S)
Hernandez, Barbara Lorraine Michiels; Vengurlekar, Rasika; Kelkar, Abhishek; Thomas, Gincy
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p314
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose was to document the historical, societal, and medical contributions of Carville, La., the last leprosarium in the U.S. (1894-1999), to Hansen's Disease (leprosy). Non-experimental methods were based on Garraghan's historical analysis. Primary archival data was retrieved from Carville's Museum and university libraries. Events were analyzed, validated, rank ordered, and chronologized in 10 year increments. Major events at this U.S. Public Health Service Hospital were a "cure" for Hansen's disease, quarantine law enforcement, and a world renowned medical, research, treatment, and rehabilitation center. The result was a historical record of Carville's unique contributions to Hansen's disease and society worldwide.
ACCESSION #
58603150

 

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