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Title: Viaje al pais del dolor
Creator: Páez, Adriano, 1844-
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de la Luz, 1891.
Physical Details: 44 p. ; 23 8/10 x 16 8/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Front wrappers stained torn, rear one lost, barely fair.

Summary: Adriano Paéz provides here an account of the lepers’ colony in Agua de Dios in Cundinamarca from a traveler’s perspective.
Historical Notes: The city of Agua de Dios, Cundinamarca was founded in the 1870s as a lepers’ colony. Since the 18th century, lepers were forbidden in the cities and were isolated even from their families; their constitutional rights were also removed and the colony was subject to state surveillance by police. It was not until 1960 that patients suffering from leprosy became full citizens of Colombia. Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango 1920 Cubrimiento de "El Espectador" a los Leprosarios de Agua de Dios. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: An account, by a noted author, of a trip to the leper colony at Agua de Dios, Cundinamarca. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Leprosy -- Hospitals -- Colombia -- Agua de Dios
Lazareto de Agua de Dios (Colombia) -- Social conditions -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01829
Record Number: 279
Islandora ID: islandora:7643