Philadelphe Delord, the friend
of the lepers (1869-1947)

In 1926 pastor Philadelphe Delord founded, with the help of the Institut Pasteur, the first sanatorium for lepers in the charterhouse in Valbonne, in the Gard. The establishment won international fame, and housed several hundreds of sick people between 1929 and 2003.

Author: Thierry Pellecuer

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