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n. pl. lep·ro·sar·i·ums or lep·ro·sar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A hospital for the treatment of leprosy.

[Medieval Latin leprōsārium, from Late Latin leprōsus, leprous; see leprous.]


n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Medicine) a hospital or other centre for the treatment or care of lepers
[C20: from Medieval Latin: see leper]


(ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i əm)

n., pl. -sar•i•a (-ˈsɛər i ə)
a hospital for the treatment of lepers.
[1840–50; < Medieval Latin; see leprous, -ary]
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26) Ainda no ambito filmografico, assinalam-se producoes incluidas nas series Jornal Portugues e, mais tarde, Imagens de Portugal, ambas da responsabilidade do SPN e SNI com apontamentos documentais que inclui-am o Portugal dos Pequenitos, o Hospital Sobral Cid, a Leprosaria Rovisco Pais, o Instituto Maternal de Coimbra e o Instituto de Surdos de Bencanta (para alem de acontecimentos ligados a vida pessoal e empresa-rial de Bissaya Barreto), numa politica subsidiada que visava a difusao sistematizada destas pecas de caracter noticioso, projetadas nos cinemas, antes das longas-metragens (Paulo; Barcoso).
It has nurses who take care of the people affected by leprosy and it is currently the largest among the other Leprosaria located across the country: Ankaful, Ho, Nkanchina, Kokofu, Anindado and Ahontokrom.
Soon, scientists from all over the world converged in Culion making it the worlds most organized and equipped leprosaria.
Always anxiety provoking, leprosaria were relegated to the outside of towns, although not cut off entirely from the Christian community, frequently becoming important stopping points in civic ceremonies and guild festivals (p.
Demetrios Constantelos, in his Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare, discusses the hospitals of ancient Byzantium: "The hospitals which existed in the Byzantine [Eastern Christian] Empire were general hospitals, leprosaria, maternity clinics, ophthalmological dispensaries, and foundling institutions.
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.
32) The colonial leprosaria in Africa functioned as a particular type of social engineering - institutions promoting what Megan Vaughan describes as "new African communities, isolated from, and expunged of, all those features of African society which they saw as impeding the development of Christianity.
Whether in hospitals, leprosaria, or prostitute shelters, order and discipline were being promoted continually through an identifiable "template of religious observance" (261).
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.