This scene, shot on the grounds of the historic Carville, Louisiana Leprosarium, depicted the picturesque landscape surrounding what was the Protestant Chapel, which had recently been renovated prior to this photograph. There were two chapels on the hospital's premises.The National Hansen's Disease Museum's (NHDM) mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the medical and cultural artifacts of the Carville Historic District. In addition, we want to promote the understanding, identification, and treatment of Hansen's Disease (leprosy). We fulfill this mission by creating and maintaining museum displays, traveling exhibits, publications and a website in order to educate and inform the public on all levels.
CDC/ Elizabeth Schexnyder, National Hansen's Disease Museum, Curator
December 3, 2012
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