Plague at the Golden Gate
Dr. Joseph Kinyoun
Dr. Joseph Kinyoun created the Hygienic Laboratory, the nation’s first federal laboratory of medical bacteriology which later became the National Institutes of Health.
The war against rats helped end the bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco.
In 1901, Rupert Blue launched a health campaign that ended a deadly bubonic plague.
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On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown.
Ng Poon Chew was a writer, a publisher and an advocate for Chinese American civil rights.
Word spreads of a bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco’s Chinatown.