The Japs had a horror of the small, ragged woman shuffling through the streets of Manila. No sentry detained her for long after he had discovered, beneath her thin blouse and the swathed bandages, the lesions of leprosy. But to thousands of U.S. prisoners, she was known affectionately as "Joey." Before the war, Mrs. Josefina Guerrero had been something of a belle in Manila society. She was young, pretty and vivacious. Her husband was a wealthy medical student at Santo Tomas University. They had a two-year-old daughter.

Then, in 1941, Mrs. Guerrero learned that she had leprosy. She began taking treatment....

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