The Frustrations of Mopping Up

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162318
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788910 | DOI:
 The Frustrations of Mopping Up

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The Board of Health expanded its fire policy to Kahului's Chinatown on the island of Maui, and continued to deal with a divided Hawaiian Medical Society and a hostile Citizens' Sanitary Commission in Honolulu. Though hounded by businessmen, labor bosses, ethnic communities, and commercial interests, the physicians refused to end the emergency until Honolulu passed thirty days without a bubonic plague death, which finally happened April 30, 1900.

Keywords: Board of Health; Hawaiian Medical Society; Kahului; Maui; Citizens' Sanitary Commission; commercial interests

Chapter.  7507 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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