Unformatted text preview: ngs, infections, rotting • Hansen’s disease is still with us today… II. Diagnosing and Treating Lepers
• Primary authority for leprosy in middle ages –> the bible • Leviticus, ch. 13 – the priest diagnosed leprosy
o Leprosy = social death
o Doctors and other authority figures diagnosed it b/c it was so serious • Cause of leprosy?
o Humoural theory – liver is not processing food as it should
o Can use uroscopy and blood test Lecture 14 – leprosy and Contagion §༊ Blood test – test blood by checking if blood stuck to edges of
bowl o Henri de Mondeville – doctors shouldn’t even try to heal patients with
• Distinctions of leprosy (stigmatized disease associated with blood)
o Congenital Leprosy – born with it =...
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