International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

Purulia, Chota Nagpore (later Purulia Leprosy Home and Hospital)

Location

Category Leprosarium
Country India
Address Bengal Presidency
Current Address West Bengal

Notes

Founded by Rev Henry Uffmann in 1888. Still open today.

NB There was also a second, smaller (but still substantial) leprosarium at Purulia, founded in 1938 and run by a local body. Source: Report on Leprosy and its Control in India by the Committee appointed by the Central Advisory Board of Health (1941). Government of India Press, New Dehli, 1942, p. 58.

Mr K M S Smith was a lay worker with BELRA at Purulia in 1941. (Information supplied by LEPRA)

Photos of Purulia.

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