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Historical DiseasePlay
Leprosy is less common today but was widespread in the past, often mentioned in history and religion. SlideAncient texts reveal how lepers were ostracized from society.
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Sensitive TermPlay
The word 'leper' may offend; 'person with leprosy' is more respectful and currently preferred. SlideOrganizations work to support persons with leprosy, not 'lepers'.
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Medical ContextPlay
Used in medical or historical contexts, often with a focus on the social impact of the disease. SlideMedical students study how lepers were historically quarantined.