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Leprosarium
Tavares de Macedo

Location
Iguá, Itaboraí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Notes
A temporary leprosy asylum was established here on 20 February 1936 in the houses of the Fazenda de Itaborahy, which were acquired for the seat of the state leprosarium. Thirty-five patients were housed there at the time of Souza Araujo's visit, and two doctors paid twice-weekly visits to administer injections. The Federal Government had contributed towards the construction of the state leprosarium, which was underway. It was to have 350 beds and was to be a 'hospital-colonia agricola' - a self-sufficient colony/hospital. Dr Decio Parreiras was overseeing the works.
(Araujo, H C S. 'A lepra e as organizações anti-leprosas do Brasil em 1936'. Mem. Inst. Osw. Cruz, 1937:32 (1) 131)

People are still living in this colony.

Textual and historical references to this leprosarium


Archive Name
Casa de Oswaldo Cruz - COC/Fiocruz
CPDOC - Fundação Getúlio Vargas


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