2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-59702003000400012
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"Essentially Christian, eminently philanthropic": The Mission to Lepers in British India

Abstract: The early history of the Mission to Lepers in India is an interplay between politics, religion, and medicine in the context of British imperialism. The Mission pursued the dual but inseparable goals of evangelization and civilization, advancing not only a religious program but also a political and cultural one. These activities and their consequences were multi-faceted because while the missionaries pursued their religious calling, they also provided medical care to people and in places that the colonial gover… Show more

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“…Mission to Lepers was the first missionary group founded uniquely to serve leprosy sufferers (Joseph, 2003). Their contribution started in British India and then expanded to other regions such as China.…”
Section: Significant Of Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Mission to Lepers was the first missionary group founded uniquely to serve leprosy sufferers (Joseph, 2003). Their contribution started in British India and then expanded to other regions such as China.…”
Section: Significant Of Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This 'missionary model' inspires the forthcoming humane leprosarium evolution in the 1920s, including BELRA's leprosarium scheme. There are studies on the eminent Mission to Lepers, such as Kakar (1996), Buckingham (2002), Joseph (2003), andRobertson (2009). However, the architectural and planning idea of the missionary organizations, which is disparate from the conventional leprosy institutions established since the medieval time, has yet to be studied.…”
Section: Significant Of Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
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