Leper colony

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A leper colony, lazarette, leprosorium, or lazar house was historically a place to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's disease).wikipedia
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Leprosy

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A leper colony, lazarette, leprosorium, or lazar house was historically a place to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's disease).
Separating people affected by leprosy by placing them in leper colonies still occurs in some areas of India, China, and Africa.

Lazaretto

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The term lazaretto, which is derived from the biblical figure Saint Lazarus, can refer to quarantine sites, which were at some time also "colonies", or places where people affected by leprosy lived or were sent.
A leper colony administered by a Christian religious order was often called a lazar house, after the parable of Lazarus the beggar.

Leper colony money

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Some leper colonies issued their own money (such as tokens), in the belief that allowing people affected by leprosy to handle regular money could spread the disease.
Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.

Kalawao, Hawaii

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Kalawao is a location on the eastern side of the Kalaupapa Peninsula of the island of Molokai, in Hawaii, which was the site of Hawaii's leper colony between 1866 and the early 20th century.

Social distancing

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Historically, leper colonies and lazarettos were established as a means of preventing the spread of leprosy and other contagious diseases through social distancing, until transmission was understood and effective treatments were invented.

History of leprosy

The first recorded leper colony was in Harbledown, England.

Quarantine

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A leper colony, lazarette, leprosorium, or lazar house was historically a place to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's disease).

Middle Ages

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Leper colonies or houses became widespread in the Middle Ages, particularly in Europe and India, and often run by monastic orders.

Rich man and Lazarus

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The term lazaretto, which is derived from the biblical figure Saint Lazarus, can refer to quarantine sites, which were at some time also "colonies", or places where people affected by leprosy lived or were sent.

Leprosy in Japan

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In 2001, government-run leper colonies in Japan came under judicial scrutiny, leading to the determination that the Japanese government had mistreated the patients, and the district court ordered Japan to pay compensation to former patients.

Damages

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In 2001, government-run leper colonies in Japan came under judicial scrutiny, leading to the determination that the Japanese government had mistreated the patients, and the district court ordered Japan to pay compensation to former patients.

Fantome Island Lock Hospital and Lazaret Sites

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Fantome Island Lock Hospital and Lazaret Sites is a heritage-listed former leper colony at Fantome Island, Palm Island, Aboriginal Shire of Palm Island, Queensland, Australia.

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

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Settled in the 9th century, it was a leper colony during the Middle Ages, but fell into disuse by the early 18th century.

List of premature obituaries

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Culion leper colony

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The Culion Leper Colony is a former leprosarium located on Culion, an island in the Palawan province of the Philippines.

John Bradburne

John Randal Bradburne, OFS (14 June 1921 – 5 September 1979) was an English lay member of the Order of St Francis, a poet, and warden of the Mutemwa leper colony at Mutoko, Rhodesia.

Father Damien

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After eleven years caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those in the leper colony, Father Damien realized he had also contracted leprosy when he was scalded by hot water and felt no pain.

St Margaret's Almshouses

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St Margaret's Almshouses are part of a 12th-century leper colony in Taunton, Somerset, England.

William P. Ragsdale

William Ragsdale
1837 – November 24, 1877) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, and translator of the Kingdom of Hawaii and popular figure known for being luna or superintendent of the leper colony of Kalaupapa.

Ambrose K. Hutchison

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1856 – July 17, 1932) was a long-time Native Hawaiian resident of the leper settlement of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi who resided there for fifty-three years from 1879 to his death in 1932.

Congregation of the Mission

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About the same time the canons regular of St. Victor handed over to the congregation the priory of St. Lazarus (formerly a lazar-house) in Paris, hence the name of Lazarites or Lazarists.