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Public Health Policy and the “Great Doctors' Meeting”

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/9780195162318.003.0009
 Public Health Policy and the “Great Doctors' Meeting”

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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

Chapter.  4787 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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