The essay examines the phenomenon of leprosy, through a compara-tive investigation of the evolution of regulatory model in Norway for fighting the epidemic emergency and the development of colonial healthcare in the nineteenth century. The impact of segregation and other emergency laws and legal measures against Hansen’s disease has been considered in relation to the factors of poverty, access to treatment and social mobility between urban and rural areas, colonial racism, developments in the organisation of the healthcare system and the im-provement of public health, advances in medical research and experimentation.

Law, regulation and strategizing for disease of leprosy in 19th Century Northern Europe

Stanco Gianfranco
2022

Abstract

The essay examines the phenomenon of leprosy, through a compara-tive investigation of the evolution of regulatory model in Norway for fighting the epidemic emergency and the development of colonial healthcare in the nineteenth century. The impact of segregation and other emergency laws and legal measures against Hansen’s disease has been considered in relation to the factors of poverty, access to treatment and social mobility between urban and rural areas, colonial racism, developments in the organisation of the healthcare system and the im-provement of public health, advances in medical research and experimentation.
leprosy, constitutional history of Norway, legislation and healthcare organisation, isolation policy and exile law, discriminatory treatment.
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