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The Resource Carville's cure : leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice, Pam Fessler

Carville's cure : leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice, Pam Fessler

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Carville's cure : leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice
Title
Carville's cure
Title remainder
leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice
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Pam Fessler
Title variation
Carvilles cure
Title variation remainder
leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice
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Language
eng
Summary
"The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled--hidden away with their "shameful" disease. Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Mississippi River curls around an old plantation thick with trees, with a stately white manor house at its heart. Locals knew it as Carville--the site of the only leprosarium in the continental United States from 1894 until 1999, where generations of afflicted Americans were isolated, often until death. While experts today know that leprosy is not nearly as contagious as once feared, there remains a virulent stigma around those who suffer from it. Pam Fessler tells the story of Carville's patients against the backdrop of America's slowly shifting attitudes toward those cast aside as "others." She also reveals how patients rallied together with an unlikely team of nuns, researchers, and doctors to find a cure for the disease, and to fight the insidious stigma that surrounded it. With original interviews and newly discovered archival material, Fessler presents an essential history of one of America's most shameful secrets"--
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ALA Notable Book, 2021.
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10901985
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Fessler, Pam
Dewey number
362.19699/8009763
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC154.5.L8
LC item number
F47 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WC 27 AL6
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True
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  • Louisiana Leper Home
  • United States Marine Hospital No. 66 (Carville, La.)
  • Public Health Service Hospital at Carville, La
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy
Target audience
adult
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leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice
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Carville's cure : leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice, Pam Fessler
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Exile -- God versus germs -- Rescue mission -- Rebellion -- "What have I got, doctor-- leprosy?" -- Finding a home -- Ripped apart -- "Nun nurses" -- Jail within a jail -- The hole in the fence -- Search for a cure -- Until leprosy do us part -- The miracle -- Fighting for freedom -- Not bright enough -- "It's Tallulah, darling" -- Human touch -- An era ends -- Discrimination -- Shutting down -- Lessons not learned -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495038
Lccn
2020008057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1120088489
  • (OCoLC)1120088489
Label
Carville's cure : leprosy, stigma, and the fight for justice, Pam Fessler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Exile -- God versus germs -- Rescue mission -- Rebellion -- "What have I got, doctor-- leprosy?" -- Finding a home -- Ripped apart -- "Nun nurses" -- Jail within a jail -- The hole in the fence -- Search for a cure -- Until leprosy do us part -- The miracle -- Fighting for freedom -- Not bright enough -- "It's Tallulah, darling" -- Human touch -- An era ends -- Discrimination -- Shutting down -- Lessons not learned -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495038
Lccn
2020008057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1120088489
  • (OCoLC)1120088489

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