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Histories of Leprosy: Subjectivities, Community and Pacific Worlds

Luker, Vicki; Buckingham, Jane


Leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) was a problem in the colonial Pacific. To control the disease, administrations there and elsewhere tried to isolate so-called ‘lepers’. After a cure became available from the 1940s, this policy of segregation gave way; and by 2000 the World Health Organization’s goal of ‘eliminating’ leprosy as a global health burden was declared met. Yet leprosy remains a challenge in many parts of the Pacific and the world. In the Pacific, the historiography of leprosy also...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2017.1379124


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