Colonizing Leprosy: Imperialism and the Politics of Public Health in the United States

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Aerial photograph of the Kalaupapa settlement, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i, ca. 1931. Photo courtesy of the Bishop Museum.

policy a top priority of his administration. Judd wanted to showcase Hawai‘i as a potential future state, and he viewed leprosy as an obstacle to his plan. A desire to improve the public image of the territory, as well as a longterm fascination with Kalaupapa and a concern for the welfare of its residents, motivated him. Significantly, Judd’s first action during his threemonth transition period was to form a leprosy advisory commission to investigate conditions at Kalaupapa. This action preceded his appointment of commissioners to overhaul the territorial educational system and criminal code, displaying the significance of the management of disease to the colonial state. The leprosy commission included such powerful community business leaders as W. H. McInerny J. P. Cooke Jr., and Mark A. Robinson, with former U.S. Army engineer Harry A. Kluegel selected to conduct the official survey of the leprosy institutions.2 Only three physicians designated as “medical advisers” served on the ten-member commission, suggesting the degree to which Judd viewed the disease as a political and business issue, to be handled by those individuals who recognized how existing policies hampered efforts to depict the territory as worthy of its “American” status.

Through its care of leprosy patients, the Judd administration demonstrated the territorial government’s commitment to instilling Western val

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