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le pruh see

  • n  chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae

  • The inspection cruise through the Philippine leprosaria (Culion, Iloilo, Cebu, Legaspi) which 25 world-famed leprosy experts pursued last week served to remind Society that: 1 .
  • Leprologists rejoiced to learn last week that the leprosy germ has at last and repeatedly been grown in laboratory dishes.
  • The known cases of leprosy have increased sharply in recent years.
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  • A journey filled with hope
    St. Francis of Assisi did not embrace the radical call to conversion until he found Christian hope in his physical embrace of a person with leprosy. In the face of the extreme suffering of the untouchable person, St.
    Aug. 4, 2013 - Juneau Empire

  • Barack Obama in Reuters Blogs (blog)
    I recall many stories from my youth about his tireless work there to care for those suffering from leprosy who had been cast out,said Obama, a Hawaii native, in a statement on Father Damien's upcoming canonization.
  • Bob Brown in The Age
    It may be right, it may not,Senator Brown said. "It needs investigation. If within the indigenous community there is a feeling that children may have been experimented upon for a treatment for leprosy or anything else, the air needs to be...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in USA Today
    Leprosy is a symptom of a more serious and vaster ill, which is poverty,Benedict told pilgrims, tourists and a group of Italian Catholic children in the square. "For this reason, following in the wake of my predecessors, I renew the appeal...

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