Familial transmission of leprosy in post-war Britain-discrimination and dissent

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Gill, A. L.; Gill, Geoff; Beeching, Nicholas;
  • Subject: wc_28 | wc_335 | wz_64 | wa_100
    mesheuropmc: humanities

A Polish immigrant, who was resident in the United Kingdom (UK), presented with lepromatous leprosy and was detained in two hospitals against his wishes in the late 1940s. The public reaction to his diagnosis was remarkable, with street riots and questions in the Houses... View more
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