International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

Amparo Santa Cruz (preventório)

Location

Category Leprosarium
Country Brazil
Address Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

Notes

This institution was a 'preventório' - a place for children of parents with leprosy. Here were housed the children of patients at Hospital-Colônia Itapuã.
(Barcelos, A & Borges, V T. O CEDOPE/HCI e o resgate da memória em uma instituição de saúde. Porto Alegre, 2002)

This institution had room for 200 children and was built by the Sociedade Rio-Grandense de Assistência aos Lázaros e Defesa contra a Lepra.
(Velloso, A P & Andrade, V. Hanseníase - Curar para Eliminar. Edição das Autoras, Porto Alegre, 2002, Chapter 6, 70)

Textual and historical references to this institution

Leprosaria - Historical References
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