|Title||Kingdom of the sick: A history of leprosy and Japan|
|Publisher||University of Hawaii Press|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Number of Pages||344 p.|
Expected May 2019.
Susan L. Burns examines the history of leprosy in Japan from medieval times until the present. At the center of Kingdom of the Sick is the rise of Japan’s system of national leprosy sanitaria, which today continue to house more than 1,500 former patients, many of whom have spent five or more decades within them.