"Malagasy population coming to be vaccinated against plague"
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"Malagasy population of Imerintsiatosika coming to be vaccinated against the plague during anti-plague vaccination campaigns by the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar"
Plague arrived in Madagascar in 1898, where it was to establish itself as a recurring epidemic disease, usually of the pneumonic form, among humans to our days. Attracting the attention of the Pasteur Institute in Madagascar, plague became the object of intensive study over several decades. Of key importance for the spread of the disease, the Pasteurians believed, was the custom of ritual reburial in the Malagasy Highlands. Efforts to ban or reform this tradition were confounded, whilst also coming under scientific doubt. At the same time successful methods were made to develop better vaccines, which led to a drastic reduction of infections in the 1930s.
Plague, Vaccination, Doctor, Madagascar
The database “Photographs of the Third Plague Pandemic” was funded by an European Research Council Starting Grant (under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme/ERC grant agreement no 336564) for the project Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic, led by Dr Christos Lynteris (PI) at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge (2018-2019). The project would like to thank its postdoctoral researchers, Drs Lukas Engelmann, Nicholas H. A. Evans, Maurits Meerwijk, Branwyn Poleykett and Abhjit Sarkar, and its administrators Mss Teresa Abaurrea, Emma Hacking and Samantha Peel for their contribution to this database.
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.32221
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