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Carville and Curupaiti: experiences of confinement and community.
Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2003; 10(Suppl 1):123-41HC

Abstract

Although Hansen's disease (leprosy) is still a significant problem in many parts of the world, the effectiveness of multidrug therapy has allowed people affected by this disease to be treated on an outpatient basis. However, throughout much of the twentieth century, people diagnosed with Hansen's disease were isolated from their families in facilities known as "leprosaria". This article presents a brief history of isolation policies and the development of community structures at two such facilities, Carville and Curupaiti, in the United States and Brazil, respectively. The modern dilemmas faced by the administration, staff, and residents of these institutions will also be discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA. whitecassandra@hotmail.com

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14650409

Citation

White, Cassandra. "Carville and Curupaiti: Experiences of Confinement and Community." Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, vol. 10, no. Suppl 1, 2003, pp. 123-41.
White C. Carville and Curupaiti: experiences of confinement and community. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003;10(Suppl 1):123-41.
White, C. (2003). Carville and Curupaiti: experiences of confinement and community. Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, 10(Suppl 1), pp. 123-41.
White C. Carville and Curupaiti: Experiences of Confinement and Community. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003;10(Suppl 1):123-41. PubMed PMID: 14650409.
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