A group of plague staff, part of the Karachi Plague Committee, India. Photograph, 1897.
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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
Old town plague staff
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Wellcome Library no. 30028i
Photograph probably by Jalbhoy, R.