The anti-leprosy campaign in Colombia: the rhetoric of hygiene and science, 1920-1940.

@article{Obregn2003TheAC,
  title={The anti-leprosy campaign in Colombia: the rhetoric of hygiene and science, 1920-1940.},
  author={Diana Obreg{\'o}n},
  journal={Historia, ciencias, saude--Manguinhos},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 Suppl 1},
  pages={179-207}
}
Since the 1920s, the medical community realized that the strategy of leprosy control based on segregation and persecution of patients was inefficient and expensive. In the 1930s the new liberal government incorporated leprosy within the general sanitary institutions, by merging the Bureau of Lazarettos and the National Department of Hygiene. The disease-apart approach started to be replaced by a more general public health strategy, which involved controlling other illnesses. Prevention and… CONTINUE READING