In Hawaii, Family Heals Scars of Leprosy

Paul Harada was a 15-year-old vocational student when he accidentally touched a scorching-hot engine exhaust. As he pulled his hand away, the burned skin stuck to the metal pipe, but the teen felt nothing. That day in 1941 was the first sign that he had leprosy -- a now curable, but still widely misunderstood disease that, without treatment, can lead to nerve damage or other disabilities. The first drugs to control leprosy had been discovered that same year, but they were not introduced to...Full Story
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