The impure Gaze
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The stigma of leprosy in India, Camdbodia and The Philippines
In this old story is reflected the stigma suffered by the “hansenites”, since the beginning of times, those affected by one of the most forgotten and hidden diseases by human beings: leprosy.
The origins are not very clare, it’ s probably in India, where we can find the first authentic description of leprosy, where it was named "Kushta" word that comes from "kushnati" that means “to be corroded” in Sanskrit. The settlings, invasions and migrations, spreading, undoubtedly, the above mentioned disease all over the world.