Martor No. 20 / Year 2015
Author: Andrei Mihail
About the author:
PhD candidate in Anthropology at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration
E-mail: mihail.andreitudor at yahoo dot com
Keywords: leprosy, experience, institutionalization
The inhabitants of the Tichilești leprosarium experienced medical isolation caused by a medically cured body; once an individual was diagnosed with leprosy, he would be conined for his whole life inside this institution. Thus, former leprosy suferers had to cope with the medicalization of their daily life while making sense of a socially incurable illness that disrupted their regular life-trajectories.
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