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Leprosy Mission
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[German Version]

is (a) a blanket term for Christian efforts to care for the human beings suffering from leprosy in overseas countries, especially from the 19th century onward, and (b) a designation used of the Mission to Lepers (today: Leprosy Mission International, London), a relief organization founded by the Irish Protestant W.C. Bailey in 1874/1878.


A.D. Miller, An Inn Called Wellcome, 1965

R. Brown, “Leprosy and the Church,” NCE VIII, 1967, 670 – 672

S.G. Browne, “The Christian Contribution to Leprosy and Tuberculosis,” in: idem, ed., Heral…

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Grundmann, Christoffer H., “Leprosy Mission”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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