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In 1866, The Island Of Kalaupapa Was Established As A Leper Colony, And Nearly 8,000 Patients Were Sent To This Prison-Like Remote Area To Be Confined From Society

By the 1940s, scientists found a cure for Hansen’s disease. The new medications reduced symptoms almost immediately. Slowly, social attitudes toward leprosy patients began to shift, and confinement restrictions relaxed.

In 1969, patients were free to leave Kalaupapa. Today, a small number of Hansen’s disease patients still remain on the island. Six are full-time residents who are now in their eighties and nineties and will likely reside there for the rest of their lives.

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