This file contains correspondence relating to the running of the East Arm Leprosarium and its predecessor, the Channel Island Leprosarium.
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Much of the correspondence on this file relates to entitlements and pension claims for individual patients. It also contains an issue of 'Health', the journal of the Commonwealth Department of Health, from September 1964 which includes an article about new approaches to the treatment of Leprosy at East Arm.
Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 26 February 2013, Last modified: 26 November 2020