Leprosy, continuing to claim victims

By Natalie Angier New York Times News Service Published Jul 1, 2014 at 12:01AM
Michael Stravato / New York Times News Service JosÈ Ramirez and his daughter, Erika, at his home in Houston. Ramirez spent seven years in an adult leprosarium before being cured and now gives talks around the world to help eradicate misconceptions about the condition, which he says contribute to many survivorsí shame and guilt.
Michael Stravato / New York Times News Service Ramirez looks at pictures from his memoir about being diagnosed with leprosy at age 20.