Brave Doctor from Singasari
He was one of the native doctors who pioneered malaria treatment in Papua. To address the absence of immersion oil—a key ingredient for diagnosis—Kariadi formulated it himself from cananga leaves. The oil was then patented under his name. He died at the hands of a Japanese soldier at the age of 40.
THE malaria epidemic in Manokwari made Kariadi cancel his plan to leave the westernmost region of Papua to propose to his sweetheart, Soeniarti, in Surabaya, on August 1, 1933.
At the wedding he had planned for four months, Kariadi was only represented by his uncle, who brought a keris (dagger) and 300 guilders as his dowry. At the time, Kariadi was 28 years old. After graduating from the Nederlandsch Indische Artsen School (NIAS), he was sent t...