The Leper Hospital of St Mary Magdalene at Baldock, Hertfordshire

  • John P. Griffin
Historical Article


The remains of the old Leper Hospital in Baldock have been identified. In the parish church of St Mary’s in Clothall, medieval glass roundels show Mary Magdalene with left sided facial palsy. This is the oldest visual art depiction of this condition.


Leprosy Facial Palsy Smallpox Fourteenth Century Marquis 
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The author declares no funding or conflicts of interest. The author wishes to thank Mr Brenden King of the Baldock Local History Society for valuable assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Griffin
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  1. 1.Quartermans, DigswellHertfordshireEngland

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