Catching Leprosy for Love
Posted: April 9, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
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