Leprosy Topic Guide

Leper. That title has negative connotations as leprosy was thought to be contagious and to have no cure.

In Hawaii, leprosy infected many, especially the Native Hawaiians, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of them were quarantined in Kalaupapa, Molokai, never to see their loved ones again.

To read more about the history of leprosy in Hawaii and relevant American newspaper articles, read this topic guide about leprosy. “Read more about it!”


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