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Leprostigma in hanseniasis.

Abstract

Ignorance, fear and superstition surround the problems of hanseniasis. In almost all cultures the predominant attitude is marked by emotion, disgust and rejection towards persons suffering from this disease. All efforts aimed at the control of hanseniasis are doomed to failure unless the significance of stigma and associated social and economic factors are given adequate consideration. A programme of destigmatization is outlined.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
DOGLIOTTI M
Year of Publication
1979
Journal
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Volume
55
Issue
3
Number of Pages
102
Date Published
1979 Jan 20
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0256-9574
Alternate Journal
S. Afr. Med. J.
Publication Language
eng