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Plague and FireBattling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown$
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James C. Mohr

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162318

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.001.0001

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Public Health Policy and the “Great Doctors' Meeting”

Public Health Policy and the “Great Doctors' Meeting”

(p.99) 8 Public Health Policy and the “Great Doctors' Meeting”
Plague and Fire

James C. Mohr (Contributor Webpage)

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The fire policy rekindled dissension within the Hawaiian Medical Society, which initially voted no confidence in the Board of Health. Those favoring traditional sanitation approaches to public health urged the complete destruction of Chinatown as inherently unhealthy; bacteriologists agreed with the Board physicians that policies targeting the pestis bacillus were the right ones.

Keywords:   Hawaiian Medical Society, Board of Health, sanitation, bacteriologists, physicians

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