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Yes, leprosy can be cured!

Contributor(s):
American Leprosy Missions, issuing body.
Publication:
Bloomfield, New Jersey : American Leprosy Missions, [1982?]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Leprosy -- therapy
Leprosy -- history
Leprosy -- psychology
Leper Colonies -- history
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services
Genre(s):
Documentaries and Factual Films
Access:
Resource cannot be viewed online. Viewing copy available on-site only.
Abstract:
Briefly discusses the advancement of science over the centuries, gives a history of leprosy as it was observed in ancient societies, and explains that today it is curable, and that sufferers need not be isolated and stigmatized. The video profiles places where people have been quarantined due to infection with leprosy, including an area in Peru where police removed residents to a remote area where they had to use separate money, could not send out mail, and had other restrictions. The manifestations of leprosy on the skin, in eyes, and on the nerves is mentioned. Treatment of wounds is demonstrated, since feet and hands are affected by loss of sensation and are easily injured. Drugs used to treat the disease are described, as well as the doctors' concerns that some leprosy bacteria are becoming resistant.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
029 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Written and directed by Manus v.d. Kamp.
Provenance:
Transfer; Capt. Charles Stanley; 20040702; 2004-10.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
101709681 (See catalog record)
OCLC no.:
1053852142
Contributor(s):
American Leprosy Missions, issuing body.
Publication:
Bloomfield, New Jersey : American Leprosy Missions, [1982?]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Leprosy -- therapy
Leprosy -- history
Leprosy -- psychology
Leper Colonies -- history
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services
Genre(s):
Documentaries and Factual Films
Access:
Resource cannot be viewed online. Viewing copy available on-site only.
Abstract:
Briefly discusses the advancement of science over the centuries, gives a history of leprosy as it was observed in ancient societies, and explains that today it is curable, and that sufferers need not be isolated and stigmatized. The video profiles places where people have been quarantined due to infection with leprosy, including an area in Peru where police removed residents to a remote area where they had to use separate money, could not send out mail, and had other restrictions. The manifestations of leprosy on the skin, in eyes, and on the nerves is mentioned. Treatment of wounds is demonstrated, since feet and hands are affected by loss of sensation and are easily injured. Drugs used to treat the disease are described, as well as the doctors' concerns that some leprosy bacteria are becoming resistant.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
029 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Written and directed by Manus v.d. Kamp.
Provenance:
Transfer; Capt. Charles Stanley; 20040702; 2004-10.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
101709681 (See catalog record)
OCLC no.:
1053852142