San Pablo, Peru

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San Pablo de Loreto
San Pablo de Loreto is located in Peru
San Pablo de Loreto
San Pablo de Loreto
Location in Peru
Coordinates: 4°02′29″S 71°05′16″W / 4.0415°S 71.0879°W / -4.0415; -71.0879Coordinates: 4°02′29″S 71°05′16″W / 4.0415°S 71.0879°W / -4.0415; -71.0879
CountryFlag of Peru.svg Peru
ProvinceMariscal Ramón Castilla Province
DistrictSan Pablo

San Pablo de Loreto is a village, and the location of a leper colony in Peru. The village is located near Iquitos. The colony was constructed in 1925. In 1941, it became an agricultural colony in which the patients had to work the fields.[1] In 1952, Che Guevara and Alberto Granado worked at the colony. The colony was home to around 600 people at the time.[2] By 1957, the number of patients had increased to about 780. The colony was closed for admission from 1967 onwards, and a 1968 report by Dr Masayoshi Itoh described that 87% of the patients were in need of surgical treatment.[3] The leprosium has since then closed, and the patients have been transferred to Iquitos.[4]

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  1. ^ "San Pablo". Leprosy History. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ "The Motorcycle Diaries Study Guide". Course Hero. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Leprosy in Peru" (PDF). Leprosy Review. 1972. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  4. ^ "World Wide Distribution and Prevalence of Leprosy" (PDF). Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima. Retrieved 23 May 2020.