"Toung-Yng-tze in Eastern Mongolia (Selenga Valley)"
Institute of Experimental Medicine (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
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In Russia, plague drew the interest of a growing number of medical scientists who enjoyed the sponsorship of Prince Alexander Petrovich of Oldenburg. Functioning under the auspices of the internationally active Russian Plague Commission the so-called Plague Fort (Fort Alexander), originally a naval fortress, housed an important plague laboratory from 1899 until 1917. Whilst depicting intensive experiments, Plague Fort’s photographic record also portrays the convivial atmosphere amongst Russia’s plague pioneers, and the tragic end of a number of scientists as a result on plague infection. The Plague Commission organised numerous important plague expeditions both within the Russian Empire (esp. to its Central Asian provinces and to Transbaikalia) and abroad (India, Porto, Manchuria, Arabia) and led to the establishment of several anti-plague stations (e.g. Transbaikalia, the Caucasus) with leading scientists like Danilo Kirilovich Zabolotny making major contributions to the understanding of sylvatic plague. At the same time plague outbreaks in Russian harbours like Odessa advanced the study of rats as hosts of the disease.
Plague, Pneumonic, China, Toung-kia-Yng-tze
Host Item: D. K. Zabolotny, Chuma (Pestis bubonica). Epidemiologiya, patolgenez i profilaktika (Saint Petersburg: Tipografiya Ministerstva Vnutrennikh Del, 1907)
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.29764
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