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Creation of a Leprosarium in Paris
There are about a hundred lepers in Paris, and the Knights of the Order of Malta, of which there are still representatives in Europe, intend to establish a special pavilion for lepers (leprosarium) in the city. It will be located in the grounds surrounding the Hôpital St. Louis, which is reserved for patients with cutaneous and syphilitic diseases and in which the lepers are now housed. The ceremony of laying the corner stone of the new building was held recently under the chairmanship of Prince Chigi, member of the sovereign council and delegate representing the grand master of the order. He recalled that, of the seventy-five grand masters of the order thus far, forty-seven have been French. M. Justin Godart, former minister and president of the Association française des membres de l'ordre, emphasized the need of a building for leprous subjects who are wandering
PARIS. JAMA. 1928;91(6):409–410. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700060043021