October 12, 1963

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

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By Stanley Stein and Lawrence G. Blochman. 354 pp. $5. Funk & Wagnalls, 360 Lexington Ave, New York, 1963

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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