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The Government's Plague Fighters

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162318
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788910 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0005
 The Government's Plague Fighters

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This chapter introduces and offers background on the principal medical figures involved in this drama: Nathaniel B. Emerson, Francis R. Day, and Clifford B. Wood, the three American-trained physicians on the Board of Health; Duncan A. Carmichael, who represented the US Marine Hospital Service; and Walter Hoffman, the Honolulu city bacteriologist.

Keywords: Nathaniel B. Emerson; Francis R. Day; Clifford B. Wood; Duncan A. Carmichael; Walter Hoffman; Honolulu; Marine Hospital Service; Board of Health

Chapter.  4878 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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