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Louisiana / Leprosy Treatment Center #161403

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 09, 1995
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Carville, LA: Anderson Cooper) The Carville leprosy treatment center in Louisiana visited; scenes shown of the long-time residents here who suffer from Hansen's disease, a bacterial infection that leads to facial and limb deformities. [Patients Betty MARTIN, Johnny HARMON, Julia ELWOOD, Simeon PETERSON, WORKER, Sister Frances DeSAYLES - talk about their long stay.] The background and development of this federal hospital and research center reviewed; photos shown. The self-contained society that has developed at Carville detailed. [PRIEST - describes the isolation from family.] [PETERSON - hopes the center will not be closed.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Simpson, Carole

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