Catching Leprosy for Love

If your spouse were to face exile due to leprosy, would you catch it so you could go with him or her?

That was what twenty-year-old Mary Mahiai did. She searched for a leprosy victim in hiding, cut a vein in her wrist, and bound the wound to the leprosy victim’s wrist.

Read more about it in “Bounded her Wounded Wrist to a Leper that She Might Be Exiled with her Husband.”

“Bounded her Wounded Wrist to a Leper that She Might Be Exiled with her Husband.”
Seattle star, June 2, 1904, Page 5
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1904-06-02/ed-1/seq-5/

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