Jose P., Jr. Ramirez
Books by Jose P., Jr. Ramirez
NPR stories about Jose P., Jr. Ramirez
Jose P. Ramirez Jr. had been sick for years before a Mexican healer told him he had "a disease of the Bible." He was 20 when he was diagnosed with leprosy, known as Hansen's disease. In his memoir Squint: My Journey with Leprosy, Ramirez writes about his life and recovery at the leprosarium in Carville, La.