Penikese: Island of Hope

Buckley, I. Thomas, and Meg B. Springer (ed).

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Stony Brook Publishing & Prod. , 1997. 140 pp., 8vo. Paperback. Signed by author. One of the Elizabeths; A Massachusetts Historical Site. "In 1905, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts opened a special hospital on Penikese Island for the treatment of people w/ leprosy (called Hansen's disease today). The hospital operated for 16 years, w/ the hope that a cure for leprosy would eventually be found." Light shelfwear to covers. Textblock clean & crisp. Filled w/ b&w photos. Near Fine Paperback 1887086064 (Item ID: 158556)

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