This was one of the beautiful flower gardens that was growing on the grounds of the historic Carville, Louisiana Leprosarium, around one of the hospital's churches. Some of the patients had magical green thumbs, to which the magnificence of these flowers attests. Being that the patients were for the most part quarantined, and therefore, sequestered from the surrounding society, participation in outdoor activities such as gardening, was enjoyed by all patients, as well as staff members.
CDC/ Elizabeth Schexnyder, National Hansen's Disease Museum, Curator
December 3, 2012
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