Chua, Raymund Melvin S.
March 2007
Journal of Philippine Librarianship;2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p43
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study which examined the documentary evidences of leprosy cases in the Island of Culion, Palawan, Philippines. It tells that Culion was one of the largest leprosariums in the world which was established by the American-sponsored Insular Government in 1906 to segregate people affected with leprosy. It notes that modern medicine and the development of the Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) provided cure and eliminated leprosy in Culion. It reveals that the leprosy records in Culion were extracted from the municipal office, hospital records, and Jesuit church archives.


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