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October 12, 1963

Alone No Longer: The Story of a Man Who Refused to be One of the Living Dead!

JAMA. 1963;186(2):169. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710020089045

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Written for popular readership, this engrossing autobiography of a Carville patient chronicles medical and social progress in treating Hansen's disease. The author, editor of the hospital newspaper, stresses the crusade to dissociate Hansen's disease from the "leprosy" stigmatized in the Bible, and to eradicate the term "leper" with its odious social and moral connotations.

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