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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.
Later that same day, he was admitted at Tala, one of the only eight leprosariums in the country.
This study showed that only a few patients who had not been institutionalised into leprosariums credited their stigma experience solely to the disease label.
Except for a few disease-specific chronic care facilities such as leprosariums, there are no designated subacute or long-term care facilities in Nigeria.
arrived in the Congo at the beginning of January 1892 it would be to continue their specialist tasks of both teaching and nursing, focusing on medical care for the white colonials, but also educating Congolese women and orphaned children and later working in the mission hospitals and leprosariums.
Now that mandatory confinement of Hansen's disease patients in leprosariums is no longer enforced in the U.
As Foucault (1965) noted, the use of abandoned leprosariums as insane asylums seemed appropriate in large part because these spaces themselves had become so stigmatized that they could only appropriately serve another stigmatized class of persons.
Even in modern times, treatment has often occurred in separate hospitals and live-in colonies called leprosariums because of the stigma of the disease.
Rifampicin is typically used in these combination therapies because it eliminates contagious organisms in 1 to 2 weeks; thereby eliminating the need for isolation of patients in leprosariums.
The group, made up of Catholics in their early 20s, is committed to raising money for leprosariums in northern Vietnam.
Measures should be taken as soon as possible to aid former South Korean and Taiwanese leprosy sufferers who were segregated in leprosariums during Japan's colonial rule of the regions.
Towns and villages began to ship their mentally ill to leprosariums left empty by the subsidence of leprosy.