He succumbed to leprosy on the 15th of April 1889.
In the reign of Jehoram, Naaman, the Syrian general, came and was cleansed by the prophet Elisha of leprosy (2 Kings v.).
There is a modern asylum for leprosy at Laugarnes near Reykjavik, and a medical school at Reykjavik, opened in 1876.
The leprosy brought upon Gehazi (v.
leprosy, none of the lower animals has been found to be susceptible.
Uzziah's leprosy is attributed to a ritual fault (2 Chron.
Leprosy, which had almost disappeared in the 17th century, broke out once more in the 18th, and in 1773 a hospital was established by the order at Aosta, made famous by Xavier de Maistre's tale, Le Lepreux de la cite d'Aoste.
Goitre and leprosy are the only endemic diseases; but the natives, being underfed, are prone to diarrhoea and dyspepsia.
There is little leprosy in the peninsula, but there is a leper hospital near Penang on Pula Deraja and another on an island on the west coast for the reception of lepers from the Federated Malay States.
Leprosy is rather common, but seemingly only slightly contagious.
Here he remained for the rest of his life, with occasional visits to Honolulu, until he became stricken with leprosy in 1885.
As the feeding of the hundred men and the cure of leprosy connect his work with that of Jesus, so the story that a dead man who was cast into his sepulchre was brought to life by the mere contact with his bones (2 Kings xiii.
leprosy), on Lev.
Epidemics of smallpox and typhoid occur; and leprosy, imported from the Orange River and Cape Colonies, has taken firm hold on the Basuto, of whom about 9r per too() are sufferers from this disease.
Thus arose the more developed system of Ezekiel's scheme (xl.-xlviii.) and of the Priestercodex and the high dignity which became attached to the person of the High Priest (reflected in the narrative of Uzziah's leprosy in 2 Chron.
Leprosy is common, especially in the inland towns; while ophthalmia is prevalent in the north, especially among the poorer classes, who are compelled to expose themselves to the blinding dust from the deserts and the excessive glare of the sun reflected from the burning sand.
The prevalence of elephantiasis and the occurrence of leprosy, for instance, in Hawaii, would seem to point at least in some places to a racial taint, due perhaps to the unbridled licentiousness of past generations.
The regulations concerning leprosy fall readily into four main divisions: (a) xiii.
1-46a, an elaborate description of the symptoms common to the earlier stages of leprosy and other skin diseases to guide the priest in deciding as to the cleanness or uncleanness of the patient; (b) xiii.
1-32, the rites of purification to be employed after the healing of leprosy; and (d) xiv.
9-20 prescribes a second and more elaborate ritual of purification after the healing of leprosy, though the leper, according to v.
(Ukkama or Uchomo, "the black"), being afflicted with leprosy, sent a letter to Jesus, acknowledging his divinity, craving his help and offering him an asylum in his own residence, but Jesus wrote a letter declining to go, promising, however, that after his ascension he would send one of his disciples.
In China it was an old internal remedy for leprosy and struma, and is accredited with stimulant, tonic, sedative, astringent and vulnerary properties.
(911-959) goes back the Jewish form of oath which in its later development required the Jew to gird himself with thorns; stand in water; and, holding the scroll of the Torah in his hand, invoke upon his person the leprosy of Naaman, the curse of Eli and the fate of Korah's sons should he perjure himself.
Froissart relates that he was burned to death through his bedclothes catching fire; Secousse says that he died in peace with many signs of contrition; another story says he died of leprosy; and a popular legend tells how he expired by a divine judgment through the burning of the clothes steeped in sulphur and spirits in which he had been wrapped as a cure for a loathsome disease caused by his debauchery.
On the other hand, inheritance was dismissed, or survived only as a "susceptibility," in the cases of tubercle, leprosy and some other maladies now recognized as infectious; while in others, as in syphilis, it was seen to consist in a translation of the infectious element from parent to offspring.
4, 6, where it is prescribed among the materials to be used for the cleansing of leprosy; but the wood there spoken of was probably that of the juniper.
Like other collections the group of laws on leprosy easily betrays its composite character and exhibits unmistakable evidence of its gradual growth.
8 presupposes the existence of regulations concerning leprosy, presumably oral, which were in the possession of the priests.
But, if Jesus really cured leprosy or really restored the dead to life, we have miracle plainly enough in the region of healing.
A far more probable explanation of their name "Chretiens" is to be found in the fact that in medieval times all lepers were known as pauperes Christi, and that, Goths or not, these Cagots were affected in the middle ages with a particular form of leprosy or a condition resembling it.
The order in Naples, which alone was afterwards recognized as the legitimate descendant of the Jerusalem community, was empowered to seize and confine anyone suspected of leprosy, a permission which led to the establishment of a regular inquisitorial system of blackmail.
The gradual disappearance of leprosy combined with other causes to secularize the order more and more.
In like manner in the purification of lepers two birds were used; the throat of one was cut, the living bird dipped in the blood mingled with water and the leper sprinkled; then the bird was set free to carry away the leprosy.
The first of these works is the Compendium medicinae, also called Laurea or Rosa anglicana, of Gilbert (Gilbertus Anglicus, about 1290), said to contain good observations on leprosy.
leather or excrement, with leprosy, madness and any form of disease.
The well of Kildinguie was once resorted to as a specific for leprosy.
Catarrhal complaints are common, however, and leprosy is widely prevalent, it being necessary to maintain three large hospitals for lepers.
The Frankish king was the boy Baldwin IV., who had paid for the errors of his fathers by being afflicted with leprosy.
This collection of laws comprises four main sections relating to (1) clean and unclean beasts (xi.), (2) childbirth (xii.), (3) leprosy (xiii.
He is constantly admitting that on such and such an occasion he was terribly afraid; he confesses without the least shame that, when one of his followers suggested defiance of the Saracens and voluntary death, he (Joinville) paid not the least attention to him; nor does he attempt to gloss in any way his refusal to accompany St Louis on his unlucky second crusade, or his invincible conviction that it was better to be in mortal sin than to have the leprosy, or his decided preference for wine as little watered as might be, or any other weakness.
Hislop evokes real empathy for her characters' battles with the "curse" of leprosy.
afflicted with leprosy.
In Britain, leprosy was a relatively common affliction in the early medieval period.
Did you know that seven- and nine-banded armadillos are one of the only animals that can develop leprosy?
The leprosy bacillus seems to have ' got rid of ' non-essential genes.
decoction of the roots has also been used with some success in the oral treatment of leprosy (Wade 1977 ).
All persons affected by leprosy should have equal access to eye care services.
The tincture, made from the wood, also had the reputation of curing leprosy.
In Medieval Times Garlic was used to treat leprosy.
Unfortunately still today people feel ashamed about contracting leprosy.
Back to Top 300 According to some medieval astrologers, Saturn and the moon in conjunction caused leprosy.
They thought I'd said, ' I have leprosy!
Job is given leprosy, has his family, money and worldly possessions taken from him and it's all a test of faith.
In the second place leprosy of the scalp very rarely occurs, and does not occur apart from advanced lepromatous leprosy.
Thus Bruce's intermittent illnesses leading to absences from royal duties would also fit best with multibacillary leprosy.
Contrary to popular belief leprosy is not a disease of the past but is a serious health threat right now in many developing countries.
Against these two Constructs, Watts sets ' leprosy as Hansen's disease, i.e., clinically true leprosy ' .
The ' malignant leprosy ' is the contamination by the outside world which results from education with the Gentiles.
leprosy bacillus seems to have ' got rid of ' non-essential genes.
leprosy sufferer was evident, too, in the ways in which they were treated whilst in the asylum.
leprosy colony in Central India.
leprosy hospital where the Sun arch now stands.
leprosy control program, a practical referral system needs to be clearly defined.
Eye care for leprosy Patients Most of these after care leprosy sufferers live in colonies with their families.
plague of leprosy ' .
pubescent children to contract leprosy.
Children affected by leprosy are unlikely to receive any schooling.
In the past leprosy was said to be sent by the ancestors to punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner's family.
stigma associated with leprosy remains a major problem.
The tincture was formerly used as a bitter tonic and antiperiodic and had the reputation of curing leprosy.
tuberculoid leprosy sees the loss of sensation in some areas of the skin.
Medical science further owes to him the classification of new growths on a natural histological basis, the elucidation of leucaemia, glioma and lardaceous tumours, and detailed investigations into many diseases - tuberculosis, pyaemia, diphtheria, leprosy, typhus, &c. Among the books he published on pathological and medical subjects may be mentioned Vorlesungen fiber Pathologic, the first volume of which was the Cellular-pathologic (1858), and the remaining three Die Krankhaften Geschwiilste (1863-67); Handbuch der speziellen Pathologic and Therapie (3 vols., 1854-62), in collaboration with other German surgeons; Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur wissenschaftlichen Medizin (1856); Vier Reden fiber Leben and Kranksein (1862); Untersuchungen fiber die Entwicklung des Schlidelgrundes (1857); Lehre von den Trichinen (1865); Ueber den Hunger-typhus (1868); and Gesammelte Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der afentlichen Medizin and der Seuchenlehre (1879).
three signs are given: the hand of Moses is stricken with leprosy and restored (the sign for Moses) his rod becomes a serpent (cf.
He died at Cardross from leprosy, contracted in the hardships of earlier life, on the 7th of June 1329, and was buried at Dunfermline beside his second wife, Elizabeth (d.
According to Dellinger, the entire legend, with all its details of the leprosy and the proposed bath of blood, cannot have been composed later than the close of the 5th century (cf.
The patients are almost exclusively native Hawaiians, and their number is slowly but steadily decreasing; in 1908 they numbered 791, and there were at Molokai 46 non-leprous helpers and 27 officers and assistants, including the Roman Catholic brothers and sisters in charge of the homes., In 1905 the United States government appropriated $500,000 for a hospital station and laboratory " for the study of the methods of transmission, cause and treatment of leprosy," and $50,000 a year for their maintenance; the station and laboratory to be established when the territorial government should have ceded to the United States a tract of 1 sq.
In the past leprosy was said to be sent by the ancestors to punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner 's family.
However, the stigma associated with leprosy remains a major problem.
The challenges of treating and rehabilitating those affected by leprosy while breaking down the stigma of the disease remain.
Tuberculoid leprosy sees the loss of sensation in some areas of the skin.
The drug dapsone, used to treat leprosy, can sometimes stop the tissue death associated with a brown spider bite.
Red/green color blindness may slightly increase an affected person's chances of contracting leprosy.
Pellagra causes skin lesions that appear to be leprosy, sensitivity to light, aggression, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, paralysis of limbs, diarrhea and eventually dementia.
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