The Role of Medical Schools in Handling the Outbreaks in the Dutch East Indies
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- STOVIA; Spanish Flu; Influenza Ordonnantie; The Handling of Outbreaks Pandemic
The current pandemic is not the first for Indonesia. Indonesia had dealt with several outbreaks during colonial times. To cope with the emerging plague and the limited budget to bring medical personnel from the Netherlands, the colonial government sent all Javanese doctors throughout the Dutch East Indies region. The doctors were stationed on remote islands or in big cities to serve public health for fighting against smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera, and fever that were common in this region. When there was the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, not only the graduates but also the students of STOVIA were sent to several regions to fight the Spanish Flu. Aside from being medical personnel, they also taught people to live healthy to prevent disease. This article uses a narrative methodology as its historical method, which is connecting one event to another based on a causal relationship. Primary data used in this article are several archives from the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta and the Leiden Library in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, secondary data, printed data such as newspapers and contemporary were taken from the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia and the Library of the University of Indonesia. STOVIA, represented by its teachers, graduates, and students, has fully participated in handling the various outbreaks in the Dutch East Indies, particularly the Spanish Flu pandemic that hit this region in 1918.
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TY - CONF AU - Djoko Marihandono PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - The Role of Medical Schools in Handling the Outbreaks in the Dutch East Indies BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 100 EP - 105 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.014 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.014 ID - Marihandono2021 ER -