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Zinc printing plate mounted on a wood block, 6.2 by 7.7 cm. There is some faint corrosion on the plate, but it remains very good. The block, possibly designed for labels, reads “Benue Leprosy Settlement,” with a line in the center meant for a signature. Under that line the top oval reads “Administration,” the bottom oval reads “Med. Superintendent.” Benue is a South-central state in Nigeria, about 350 kilometers south of the capitol Abuja. The Benue Leprosy settlement was founded in 1930 by the Dutch Reformed Church Mission of South Africa. In 1957 leadership changed to the Sudan United Mission–Christian Reformed Church of America until 1985, when the hospital was handed over to yet another organization and was renamed the NKST Leprosy and Rehabilitation Hospital, Mkar.1 The hospital is still in operation, though leprosy now only accounts for a small portion of the cases seen.