International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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Auki Leprosy Village

Location

Category Leprosarium
Country Solomon Islands
Address Auki, Malaita

Notes

Dr C J Austin reports that in January 1952, he arrived at Auki, the Government Station on Malaita, and after examining the few boys at the Anglican Melanesian Mission School, he inspected the Auki Leprosy village on the hills above the Government Station and examined the patients. He writes "There is a leprosy village on the hills above Auki closely adjoining the site where the Resident Commissioner and the Anglican Bishop kept the flag flying (figuratively if not literally) during the Japanese occupation. There are 18 patients living here, one of whom, an ex-constable, has had some training as a dresser, and is responsible, between visits from the Assistant Medical practitioner and dreser from Auki Hospital, for the general treatment. (C J Austin, Leprosy in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (Noumea: South Pacific Commission, 1952)

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