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Program
Lepers of Buzzards Bay, The
Program Description

This documentary tells, for the first time on television, the story of a leper colony maintained on Penikese Island in Buzzards Bay from 1905-1921. It chronicles an authentic but unsung medical hero, Dr. Frank Parker, who maintained the dignity of his patients in the face of bigotry. Hosted by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the story resonates in this era of AIDS.

Duration

00:57:13

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Medicine
History
Citation
Chicago: “Lepers of Buzzards Bay, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85ACE694140A4643B24798486ED01C52.
MLA: “Lepers of Buzzards Bay, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85ACE694140A4643B24798486ED01C52>.
APA: Lepers of Buzzards Bay, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85ACE694140A4643B24798486ED01C52
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