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Leprosy: Past and Present

Charlotte A. Roberts


Leprosy is an infection and neglected tropical disease that is steeped in myths, and, although it is described in history books, it can remain a challenge to manage today. Written in an accessible manner for professionals and the public alike, this book takes a global view of leprosy past and present. As a backdrop, it starts with exploring what we actually know about leprosy from medicine, how it is spread to humans, and its effects on the body. It then moves to consider its diagnosis and treatment in people, past and present. The focus switches next to the ways in which leprosy is diagnosed ... More

Keywords: leprosy, paleopathology, tropical disease

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401841
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte A. Roberts, author
Durham University