Miracle At Carville by Betty Martin [Edwina Parra] soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: John Lehmann, 1952, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: In the year 1927, an attractive American girl of 19 was celebrating Christmas with her family and her fiancé in New Orleans. During the festivities, the news was broken to her that she had contracted leprosy (now known as Hansens Disease), and must be taken to the State leper hospital at Carville for segregation and cure.
Betty Martin went in expecting to be there a few months only: she came out twenty years later. In Miracle at Carville she tells the unforgettable story of her long fight not only against her own illness but also against the hysterical prejudice and superstition which cut herself and her fellow sufferers off from all contact with the outside world. Her astonishing courage, the double miracle of her unshakable religious faith and of the discovery of the drugs which have changed leprosy from an irrevocable doom into a disease that can be cured like any other, together with the candour and complete lack of self-pity with which she has set down her memories, make of Miracle at Carville an enthralling human document.
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss to the spine ends and corners, quite dulled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.