Databases - The STAR Newsletter

Access:   The STAR Newsletter

1941 - 2001 (Volumes 1 to 60)

Full text of a bimonthly newsletter published by the patients of the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville, Louisiana, 1941-2001. The Carville Hospital was the nation's only leper colony in the continental United States.

The STAR's mission: "Radiating the Light of Truth on Hansen's Disease." Stanley Stein, editor, was an early advocate of changing the name of leprosy to Hansen's disease.


Available to the general public.

Resource created by LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries and available via the Louisiana Digital Library. For more information contact

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