The first case of leprosy was found in an
Egyptian Papyrus document
written in 1550 B.C.
is the most likely cause of leprosy.
In 1941, Promin (also known as dapsone) was shown to be a cure for leprosy.
A lot of negative stigma surrounds the disease.
Treatments have often been in administered in separate hospitals.
These special hospitals are called leprosariums.