International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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History of Leprosy

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43 Galen wrote of leprosy in Germany [Publication]
206 During the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), the Marquis of Ping-Yang; Chao Shi was suffering from leprosy and was forced to divorce and was exiled.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
265 During the Jin (265-426 AD), Tang (618-907 AD) dynasties and thereafter, there were many medical recordings giving vivid and systematic descriptions of the symptoms and treatments for leprosy.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
300 4th Century: Boudha King of Lanka (‘Upatis’) created Aturalaya (Punyashala) for leprosy patients (Dongre, ILA History Workshop, July 2000). [Other] [India]
380 636 leper houses in Italy, Verdun, and Maestricht (Rogers 2). [Epidemiology] [Europe]
420 The term Li Xiang, used in the State of Chu (today, known as the Hunnan-Hubei Province) referred to villages with many patients. This was cuurrent during the Period of the Warring States.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other]
436 436 BC Most Chinese scholars believe that the inscriptions in the classic Lun Yu, 436 BC, give a vivid account of Confucius (550-479 BC) visiting the isolated Ran Bo-Niu, one of his 72 disciples (544-477 BC), who was suffering from leprosy. (Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
457 In Shi-Ji, the Book of the Assassinators written by historian Si Ma Qian, 145-90? BC, Yu-Rang disguised himself as suffering from leprosy in order to assassinate Zhao Xiang-Zi (457 BC).(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
475 475 BC The earliest case recorded in Zhan Guo Ce, Book of the Warring States, 475-221 BC states that during the Yin-Shang period (1066 BC), Qi-Zi painted himself with Chinese lacquer to imitate leprosy, thus avoiding prosecution and death.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
475 During the Warring States (475-221 BC), leprosy was called "Li" or "Li-Feng". "Li" means a severe disease in ancient Chinese and "feng" means a contagious disease in traditional Chinese medicine. Information supplied by H Y Li ) [Other] [China]
556 Li Ren-FangDuring the Nan-Bei Dynasty (420-589 AD), in the seventh year of Tian-Bao (556 AD), Li Ren-Fang was annexed to the Bhuddist Monastry in Henan Province. This was the first recorded leprosy asylum in China. [Leprosarium] [China]
581 Sun Si-Mao (581-682 AD) was a famous traditional medical doctor from the Tang Dynasty who personally treated more than 600 people with leprosy. His writings, Qian Jin Yao Fang and Qian Jin Yi Fang, contain eight dissertations and twenty recipes on leprosy, as well as commentary on principles for the treatment of leprosy. Information supplied by H Y Li ) [Treatment, People] [China]
610 Leprosy was first described in China by Chao Yuanfang in Etiology of Diseases. [Other] [China]
625 625/638 AD: First-known leper hospital in England, Nottingham (Blyth Leper Hospital). [Other] [Europe]
684 During the Tang Dynasty (684-705 AD), an official-in-charge of leprosy was appointed.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
701 701-760 AD: Empress Komyo of Japan provided care for leprosy victims. [Other] [Japan]
757 Pepin of France issued a decree making the marriage of those with leprosy illegal and the disease a reason for divorce. [Legislation] [Europe]
758 Empress Komyo founded the first leprosy hospital in Japan in Nara. [Other] [Japan]
845 In 845 AD, the Imperial Court of Tang took over all the different leprosy asylums: Li Ren-Fang, Yang Bing-Fang, Bei Tian-Yuan managed by the monastries.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
868 Leper house in Ireland. [Other] [Europe]
950 Leprosy known in Wales (James Y Simpson quoted in Rogers). [Other] [Europe]
960 In the Song (960-127 AD), Yuan (1271-1368 AD), Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911 AD), asylums for leprosy were established in the different provinces as an act of benevolence by Bhuddist monks, Christian missionaries, or local philanthropists.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Other] [China]
1000 1000-1400: Leprosy was endemic in Europe after the Crusades. [Other] [Europe]
1000 Eleventh Century - Albergaria dos Mirléus in Coimbra, Portugal, became a leprosy house [Other] [Europe]
1000 Eleventh and Twelfth Century: seventy-five leprosy houses in Portugal [Other] [Europe]
1067 First leprosarium in Spain, at Palenca, established by the Cid. [Other] [Europe]
1100 Twelfth - Thirteenth Century: Leprosy first known in Iceland (Ehlers quoted in Rogers 17). [Other] [Europe]
1101 Leper house at St Giles, near London. [Other] [Europe]
1127 Around 1127 AD (Song Dynasty), Taoist Bei Yuzhan successfully used chaulmoogra oil in China [Treatment] [China]
1127 In the past, traditional Chinese medicine use acupuncture, different herbal and mineral medicines to treat leprosy. During the South-Sung Dynasty (112-1129), chaulmoogra was used in the treatment of leprosy. It is believed that it was introduced into China by Indian Bhuddist monks.(Extracted by H Y Li from a publication edited by Lu Jian-Min and Ye Gan-Yun, Hubei Scientific Technology Press, 1991) [Treatment] [China]
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