An unflaggingly staunch, unfailingly sympathetic account of Stanley Stein's ""exile in my own country"" as a leper when he was first admitted to Carville in 1931 as Case #776. This takes its place with Perry Burgess' Who Walk Alone (Burgess contributes the introduction here) in 1940 and Betty Martin's Miracle at Carville in 1950. Both were Stein's good friends and shared his aim--to take this disease out of the psychological as well as physical isolation ward. His lifelong fight against the disease and his efforts to accomplish a breakthrough to outside to counteract the old (and false) association of Hansen's disease with the Biblical scourge, leprosy, and attitudes of recoil and revulsion is movingly described. There is much here to admire and inspire.