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  • Liu and Chang, the two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients, 1911

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows Liu and Chang, two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients in 1911. In this photograph they are with a medical personnel who is dressed in protective clothing covering all parts of his body except for the upper...
  • Russian and Chinese colleagues standing in front of a train

    Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows four Russian and Chinese colleagues of Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, standing in front of a train. They are two Chinese and two Russians. Dr. Wu worked with them while he was fighting plagues in China. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men on duty around isolation wagons, Harbin, 1921

    Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows 14 men on duty around isolation wagons in Harbin in 1921. The men are fully covered in protective clothing with face masks. In the foreground are four men carrying an empty stretcher. A man in military uniform is standing behind the stretcher. A row of nine men...
  • Cholera times, Harbin, 1919

    Politics and Government · Events
    There were hundreds of reported cases of cholera daily. Unlike pneumonic plague, greater emphasis was laid on the actual sufferer rather than the contact. This photograph shows a medical worker attending to a cholera patient on the ground. This was taken in the outdoors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh, director and chief medical officer with his medical and nursing staff in the first year of the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service, 1913

    Personalities · Politics and Government
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh sitting, third from right. This photograph shows the team of medical and nursing staff of the Manchurian Plague Prevention Service in 1913. Seated from left are Dr. Tang Tsung-nien, Dr. Frwd. Eberson, Mrs. Tsao (Matron), Director Wu Lien-teh, Mrs. Huang (Obstetrician) and Dr. Chun Wing-han. This photograph...
  • Plague inhalation experiments in Harbin laboratory, 1921

    Events · Economy
    This photograph shows two men in laboratory coats and face masks. Both are medical staff and they are also wearing gloves and facing one another. They are conducting an inhalation experiment on tarabagans which caused plagues in North Manchuria and East Manchuria in 1910-11 and 1920-21. This was taken in...
  • Dr. George Davis of Ottawa among cholera workers, 1919

    Politics and Government · Personalities
    Dr. Davis of Ottawa among cholera workers, 1919. This photograph shows with two cholera workers. Dr. Davis is in Western clothing while the two Chinese workers are in Chinese costumes. Part of a building with Chinese architectural details can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two herbalists treated 2,000 patients in Plague Hospital, 1911

    Politics and Government · Personalities · Events
    Two brave herbalists who stayed on at the Plague Hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients, 1911. This photograph shows Liu and Chang, two brave herbalists who stayed on at the plague hospital for three months and treated 2,000 patients in 1911. In this photograph they are with a...
  • Dr Wu Lien-teh with his anti-plague staff at Dalainor, 1921

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh sitting, third from left. This photograph shows Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, and his anti-plague staff at Dalainor in 1921. Of the 16 men in this photograph one is a non-Chinese. Of the Chinese men seven are in protective gowns, four in changshan and four in suits....
  • Library of plague prevention service in Harbin Hospital

    Streets and Places
    Library of plague prevention service in Harbin Hospital. This photograph shows three gentlemen reading in the library supporting personnel of the Plague Prevention Service in Harbin Hospital. Two of the gentlemen are at a long table while the third is at a table near the window in the background on...