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Carville : remembering leprosy in America / Marcia Gaudet.

  • Gaudet, Marcia G
Date
[2004], ©2004
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2004], ©2004.

Physical description

xv, 221 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

Contributors

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-212) and index.

Contents

Carville, leprosy, and real people: an introduction to a culture apart -- "An exile in my own country": the unspeakable trauma of entering Carville -- "Through the hole in the fence": personal narratives of absconding from Carville -- Telling it slant: personal narratives, tall tales, and the reality of leprosy -- The world downside up: Mardi Gras at Carville -- "Under the pecans": history and memory in the graveyard at Carville -- Remembering leprosy: postmemory and the Carville legacy.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FIF.6
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ISBN

  • 157806693X