The "India" Small Pox Scare

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Title

The "India" Small Pox Scare

Subject

smallpox, small pox, disease, quarantine, ship, S.S. India, Albany, doctor, medieval regulations, medieval medical practices

Description

In this letter to the editor of the West Australian Sunday Times in March 1900, the correspondent “B. Knighted” complains about quarantine practices that required doctors who boarded ships docked at Albany to quarantine patients suffering from smallpox and other exposed passengers, but then allowed the doctor himself to disembark and resume treating members of the community. The strict quarantine mandate for anyone on board the ship when the doctor was satisfied that disinfecting his hands could prevent the spread of the disease was, the correspondent claims, an undesirable remnant of an ‘obsolete and medieval practice’.

Creator

Knighted, B.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The West Australian Sunday Times

Date

11 March 1900, p. 2

Rights

The West Australian Sunday Times

Type

Newspaper Article

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Original Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“The "India" Small Pox Scare,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 30, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/84.