Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Signs @ Culion Sanitarium



Signs at the Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital, a former leprosarium under the American Commonwealth of the Philippines.  Culion Island is one of the islands in the Calamian group of islands in northern Palawan.  It was selected as a leper colony in 1901.




Linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs

5 comments:

Francisca said...

These plaques at the former leprosarium serve as sobering reminders that there were dedicated professionals working on finding a solution to a painful medical condition.

Clytie said...

Wow, these are very sobering signs.

Lesley said...

I remember growing up thinking that leprosy was only a biblical times disease. This is a good reminder that it was not.

NixBlog said...

Interesting signs. Unfortunately leprosy is still a major problem in some parts of the world.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A good reminder of the work done to combat this terrible disease that people tend to forget.