How Leper Colonies Worked

12/2/2014, 1:00:00 PM , duration(0:0:1)
Society & Culture
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, used to mean a one-way ticket to banishment. But once medicine trained its sights on wiping out what might be the most ancient disease to afflict humans, it has become treatable and even accepted.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href=''></a>