Regina was diagnosed with leprosy in 1999. Is a hairdresser in Niteroi (Rio) and professional activity is not stopped by the disease, the only thing left, he joked, was the beer that is incompatible with medication. Morhen is currently voluntary. There is ample historical documentation of leprosy in the country, although it is mainly referred to the leprosy and other similar facilities of detention and care of patients. The thorough search for documents associated with the disease in the monumental work "no Brasil História da leprosy" compiled by Heraclides César de Souza Araujo published in 1956, also permits the approximate reconstruction of the spatial evolution and spatial differentiation of the endemic in the country since the late nineteenth century and early XX3.