Leprosy - A disease of the peripheral nervous system and upper mucosa of the respiratory tract that causes external skin lesions.  This disease has affected humans for more than 4000 years and has turned its' victims into social outcasts, forcing them to spend their lives awau from others in leper colonies.

Leprosy - A disease of the peripheral nervous system and upper mucosa of the respiratory tract that causes external skin lesions. This disease has affected humans for more than 4000 years and has turned its' victims into social outcasts, forcing them to spend their lives awau from others in leper colonies.

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

More than 50 people are diagnosed with leprosy each day in many of the world’s poorest countries. Photographer Matilda Temperley has worked on a project examining leprosy in Ghana

Contagious: Leprosy is a fast-spreading infection that causes scaly skin, loss of eyesight, and a loss of feeling in the part of the body that are affected

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Contagious: Leprosy is a fast-spreading infection that causes scaly skin, loss of eyesight, and a loss of feeling in the part of the body that are affected

Young girl with Leprosy, by Dr. A. de Montmeja, a Parisian ophthalmologist and pioneering medical photographer. France, ca. 1868.

Young girl with Leprosy, by Dr. A. de Montmeja, a Parisian ophthalmologist and pioneering medical photographer. France, ca. 1868.

A man with Leprosy (Picture: Alamy)

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Awesomely Gross Medical Illustrations From the 19th Century | One of the challenges for 19th century physicians was distinguishing leprosy from other conditions—particularly the various forms of tuberculosis. The man on the left is labeled  ‘tubercular leprosy.’  The woman on the right has a skin disease labelled ‘crusting leprosy’, but she more likely has a form of ichthyosis, a genetic skin disorder.  D.A.P.  | WIRED.com

Awesomely Gross Medical Illustrations From the 19th Century

Awesomely Gross Medical Illustrations From the 19th Century | One of the challenges for 19th century physicians was distinguishing leprosy from other conditions—particularly the various forms of tuberculosis. The man on the left is labeled ‘tubercular leprosy.’ The woman on the right has a skin disease labelled ‘crusting leprosy’, but she more likely has a form of ichthyosis, a genetic skin disorder. D.A.P. | WIRED.com

Jesus Heals Leprosy Picture Clue Read and Trace worksheets

Jesus Heals Leprosy Picture Clue Read and Trace worksheets

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