Native doctors and orderlies were heroes when the pestilence outbreak hit Malang in the 1910s. Doctor Cipto Mangunkusumo became an icon and a voice in the media.
Vaccination of a village near Bondowoso, East Java, by a Javanese doctor, 1910./KITLV. tempo : 167535829330
AN orphaned baby girl was found inside a hut in Kepanjen, Malang, East Java, in 1912. Her parents are dead because of the plague that also killed most of the people in the regency. Luckily, doctor Cipto Mangunkusumo found her during a visit to treat villagers. He took the baby and adopted her, giving her the name, Pesjati, which was taken after ‘Pes’ the Indonesian name of the plague. Her name is forever bound to the plague cause
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