International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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    History of Leprosy


    Yenping leper village


    Category Leprosarium
    Country China
    Address Fukien
    Current Address Fujian


    "The leprosy problem confronting us here in the interior of Fukien is one of ignorance and indifference on the part of both officials and people, as well as of a lack of faith in our ability to eradicate the disease. Our military commander here says it is a heaven-sent affliction, and can only be endured. Fortunately the city magistrate has backed us most loyally from the beginning, helping us find a site, contributing to the building, and now giving from regular yamen funds $30.00 per month toward running expenses.(J E Skinner, 'Yenping', in James L Maxwell, "Ridding China of Leprosy" The China Medical Journal 44 (1930): 785)

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