Explore.org: Father Damien of Molokai

Hawaii may be a paradise to most, but it holds a dark secret.

For centuries, thousands of natives were forcibly quarantined on a remote island because of their affliction-Hansen’s Disease, more commonly known as Leprosy. Unravel the painful history of Molokai through Father Damien, who dedicated his life to helping the people who were exiled and sent to the isolated peninsula of Kalaupapa.

Published 2010


Health & Medicine
Middle School, High School

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