Staff of the Runchore segregation camp, set up by the Karachi Plague Committee, India. Photograph, 1897.
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The sign held by the two men at the front of the group reads: "Runchore segregation, camp Karachi, Sind, India, Plague Party 10.6.97." Karachi is a port in the province of Sind (subsequently in Pakistan) It was placed in quarantine in 1882, during the outbreak of bubonic plague which spread from Bombay. The Plague Committee consisted mostly of volunteers, who were organised into parties and were responsible for the segregation and inoculation of various districts
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Runchore plague staff
Wellcome Library no. 29977i
Photograph probably by R. Jalbhoy