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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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Public-spirited citizens wrote to the papers, declaiming against the maintenance of such a danger to the community, and demanding that the United States government build a national leprosarium on some remote island or isolated mountain peak.
Previously in the Philippines, it was compulsory to segregate people with leprosy, which led to the setting up of a leprosarium in Culion, Palawan.
It begins with a brief social history of the Spinalonga leprosarium as a model of an island community; then follows a sketch of some of the main findings made by the German philosopher concerning community per se (as presented in his Metaphysik der Gemeinschaft), and finally an attempt is made to explain the place of island communities in Hildebrand's hierarchy of communities.
His guest wanted to go to Tala Leprosarium (now Dr.
Prevalence and characteristics of depression in a Japanese leprosarium from the viewpoints of social stigmas and ageing.
The once-prolific artist behind classic Pinoy comic series like 'Gorgonya' and Mars Ravelo's 'Captain Barbell' is now known at the Tala Leprosarium simply as 'Tatay Bert.
He assured that the University will fully respect the environment and the green space of the area of CiCithe old leprosarium, pointing out that the University is an organisation which has been reawarded many times in the past for its green strategies and development.
Working in the leprosarium could not have been easy, there was the danger of picking it up and there was no running water.
For the next seven years, he spent in the renowned National Leprosarium in Carville, La.
Hepatitis-B virus infection in patients with leprosy: a serological study in a leprosarium in Northern Nigeria.
When Schweitzer won the Nobel Prize in 1952, he donated the $33,000 Award to establishing a leprosarium, following his established tenets of creating a "village" environment for his patients.
The Heathcocks were transferred to a further relieving position at the Leprosarium on Channel Island established by Cook in his other roles as the Northern Territory's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quarantine Officer.