Leprosy patient treated and cured, 1881.

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This past Tuesday, released from the Leprosy Hospital of Kakaako was Hiiola (f) of Hanaeli, Kauai, after her leprosy was treated by Dr. Fitch [Piku], and because of her insanity, she was taken to the insane asylum in Kapalama. This is perhaps the first leprosy patient treated by a haole doctor and cured. We are astounded by the those doctors who vehemently deny this, saying that a leprosy patient cannot be cured by medicine. This news was received from the Supervisor [?], S. Hinau, of the Naaman Leprosy Hospital seaside of Kakaako.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 12/24/1881, p. 3)

Ma ka Poalua iho nei...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 52, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 24, 1881.