Mother Ravasio established the largest center to help people with Leprosy in the Ivory Coast. This was a facility that was over 200,000 square miles in the Ivory Coast.
She should be recognized for this accomplishment. Additionally, I believe there is an effort to have her cause for sainthood to move forward.
In general, if there are errors involved in the process, it makes it harder for the person to be canonized. An example is what happened to Padre Pio when he was alive. He was banned from writing because of erroneous opinions about him.
My effort is to clear up this error so it is not propagated.
This huge center in the Ivory Coast probably allowed the focus of most of the world's resources for curing leprosy -- which might explain why it was known about the chaulmoogra oil. The amount of resources that this allowed to be applied to help people with leprosy probably helped them realize the benfit of the cure that was known about for centuries in China and Burma.
It is just that she is incorrectly the label that she found the first medicine that was a cure for leprosy. She did help promote this cure -- which is a wonderful thing.
The Chaulmoogra Oil was not a miraculuous cure. People who had advanced cases of leprosy saw limited benefit of this medicine.
However, people just coming down with leprosy could be easily cured.
Today, a trio of drugs are used to treat leprosy. The only reason for the multidrug regime is that leprosy was becoming resistant to the original drug (dapsone).
I see. Thanks for informing me.