Critique of Government Policy to Isolate Leprosy Patients, 1867.

[Found under: “English Column.: Island News.”]

The Lepers on Molokai.—We are rejoiced that the Commercial Advertiser has drawn the public attention to the lepers on Molokai. The whole scheme of placing these miserable beings in so remote and inaccessible locality has proved itself worse than a failure. Let there be some isolation—some separation—but none so extreme is necessary. The Board of Health had, we doubt not, none other than good intentions, but we trust they will revise the whole subject.

[This article comes out soon after the policy to isolate the patients in Kalawao and Kalaupapa. It is a response to articles appearing in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser (predecessor of the Honolulu Advertiser). See following two posts.]

(Kuokoa, 1/19/1867, p. 2)

The Lepers on Molokai...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Ianuari 19, 1867.

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