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The Miracle of Carville, as the late 1930’s and 1940’s have been called, is considered the pivotal point for those isolated with leprosy at the National Leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana. Scholars, researchers and folklorists alike have grappled with these decades as providing the environment in which patient reform was cultivated and eventually sown without a serious consideration of the labor and advocacy of the Sisters missioned there.
Understanding the multiple roles of the Sisters at the Louisiana Leper Home, those of home makers, care takers and patient advocates, provides the foundation for the patient reforms won during the Miracle of Carville.
Laiche, Reagan, "Labor in a Hopeless Land: The Daughters of Charity and Hansen's disease Patients at the Louisiana Leper Home, 1896-1926" (2014). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1928.