International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Hospital dos Lázaros, Recife


    Category Leprosarium
    Country Brazil
    Address Recife, Pernambuco


    In 1714, Padre Antônio Manuel founded the first asylum for leprosy patients in his own house, in Nunes Machado road, Recife, in the Soledade district. This was inaugurated in 1789, and formed the basis of the Hospital dos Lázaros in the Santo Amaro district in Recife, which was maintained by the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Olinda until 1860.

    This Hospital closed in 1941, and the patients were transferred to Mirueira Colony.

    (Araujo, H C S. 'Contribuição á epidemiologia e prophylaxia da lepra no norte do Brasil'. Mem. Inst. Osw. Cruz, 1933:27 (3) 293)

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