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

@article{Covey2001PeopleWL,
  title={People with leprosy (Hansen’s disease) during the Middle Ages},
  author={H. Covey},
  journal={The Social Science Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={38},
  pages={315 - 321}
}
  • H. Covey
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • The Social Science Journal
Abstract Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease represented a major social, moral, and health concern during the Middle Ages. Few diseases have evoked the social responses that leprosy did during the Middle Ages. Medieval explanations, social norms, perceptions, and medical responses to leprosy and people with the disease are surveyed. Some medieval communities took dramatic exclusionary measures to socially isolate individuals with the disease. Other communities, while acknowledging the disease, treated… Expand
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