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14:08 Leprosy vs Hansons disease- Hansons disease is not that contagious. Leprosy- moral contagion   Lepris=scale, lepein=to peel Tubuerculoid- not that visible Lepromatous- skin growth lesions visible skin damage Diagnosing and treating lepers In was in religious texts- Leviticus, preists diagnosed leprosy  What caused leprosy in the middle ages- just by chance or a dysfunction of the liver  that caused humours to get out of wack. They took blood and urine to diagnose  someone with leprosy.  Later middle ages people start to create levels of malignancy- distinguished between  leprosy that was inquired through inheritance or through accidentally getting it  (lifestyle- lust- you’ve been morally wrong) They try to remedy it by diet and bloodletting, vipers Life as a leper Has to mark himself and separate himself from the community
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HISTORY OF 140.105 taught by Professor Dr.fissell during the Fall '11 term at Johns Hopkins.

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