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  • n. Plural form of leprosarium.


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  • I pointed out that a certain number of disused leprosaria were employed for other purposes and in particular [for] a confinement which was, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, only very partially therapeutic.

    An Exchange with Michel Foucault

  • Then leprosy disappeared, and after an interval (filled in the French version [pp. 16-18] by the victims of venereal disease), the mad were placed in some of the old leprosaria.

    An Exchange with Michel Foucault


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