On leprosy, 1868.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Leprosy patients.—One day last week all the way to Tuesday of this week, there were [?? many] leprosy patients taken to Molokai from the hospital of Kalihi. There were an unprecedented number of patients who were [????], but because they could not stay mixed up with those a little better off, therefore they were set apart, to the island, the great Molokai of Hina, without thought [???] if they are saved, in that there are no doctors stationed at the home to which they were sent.

[This volume of the Kuokoa was obviously bound into a book, and unfortunately this article fell next to the tight binding, and so it is difficult to make out the words on the right edge. It is time that the newspapers were unbound and rescanned as clearly as possible.]

(Kuokoa, 9/26/1868, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VII, Helu 39, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 26, 1868.

4 thoughts on “On leprosy, 1868.

  1. the hospital is likely Kalihi Receiving Hospital; it was near Pearl Harbor & evacuated after Dec 7th; included was a school for children being held there due to their young age – they attended a school named Mt. Happy (can’t imagine how that felt); there was a Boy Scout troop there & when evacuated the scouts donned uniforms & saluted the smoking ruins of Pearl as taken to Molokai

    • If you go to http://elkslodge616.org/about/history/scouting/a-special-troop/ I wrote about the scout troop there and at the bottom of the article are sources; the Dept of Education annual reports (at state archives & other depositories) has reports on schools annually; “Kalihi: Place of Transition”, Ethnic Studies Oral History Project, 1984, Interview A. N. Like, p 708-718. Mr. Like taught at Mt. Happy & is this oral history; if you look at the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1927-1951 [state library has] you can see the Hospital location – near a tire plant & dump for animal bones – must have smelled horrid – these children define courage for me….

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