This historic image depicted a number of Carville, Louisiana Leprosarium patients, motor boating out on Lake Johansen on a beautiful day, for some of the patients owned boats while at the hospital during their treatment. Lake Johansen, which measures approximately 500 feet in length, by 250 feet wide, was named after one of the Leprosarium's Chief Medical Ofiicers, Dr. Frederick A. Johansen.
CDC/ Elizabeth Schexnyder, National Hansen's Disease Museum, Curator
December 4, 2012
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