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Return to Japanese Soil – The Lives of Two English Women : Miss Hannah Riddell and Miss Ada Wright -

DC289615Documentary

日本の土に リデル、ライト両女史の生涯 [TKU]

|Length : 50min. |Year : 1996

Patients suffering from Hansen's disease (formerly called leprosy) once faced harsh discrimination and forced isolation. Some hundred years ago, Briton Hannah Riddell founded a hospital in Japan for these unfortunates; she was succeeded in her work by her niece. Their stories shed light on the nature of both the disease and Japanese society.

 

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