pauper Doctor, the Political Activist
Moewardi did not hesitate to give free medical services to the poor. He was active in numerous social organizations, scouting, as well as politics, and was a confidant of Tan Malaka. The final moments of his life went undetected.
THE announcement on Pemandangan newspaper on December 1, 1934, surprised many residents of Batavia (now Jakarta). It said that starting the next day, December 2, the Doctor Moewardi Clinic in Jalan Raden Saleh is open from 6am until midnight. The announcement also said that people with no money can get medicines for free.
At the time, Moewardi was just 27 years old, a fresh graduate from the School tot Opleiding van Indische Artsen (STOVIA)...