Banished: Living With Leprosy | 1999

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Leprosy, now known as Hansen's disease, has been misunderstood for centuries. Victim's speak about their experiences with this incurable disease, societal fears, prejudices and a brighter future with today's effective ...more

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Leprosy, now known as Hansen's disease, has been misunderstood for centuries. Victim's speak about their experiences with this incurable disease, societal fears, prejudices and a brighter future with today's effective drug therapies for the once fatal, deforming condition. The program also reveals the legacy of Father Damien DeVeuster, who, in 1873, went to live amongst the almost 1000 people inflicted with leprosy on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

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