Kōrero: Women’s health

Scarlet fever hospital, 1903

Scarlet fever hospital, 1903

A fever hospital, originally intended to be only temporary, was set up in 1860 in the Dunedin suburb of Caversham. It is shown here in 1903, when a scarlet fever epidemic swept through New Zealand, killing at least 131 people. These are some of the six girls who were quarantined in the hospital.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 21 January 1903

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Health and life expectancy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31461/scarlet-fever-hospital-1903 (accessed 7 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011