People with leprosy (Hansen’s disease) during the Middle Ages

  title={People with leprosy (Hansen’s disease) during the Middle Ages},
  author={Herbert C. Covey},
  journal={The Social Science Journal},
  pages={315 - 321}
  • H. Covey
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Social Science Journal
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