Thirty-five years old, with wavy hair piled atop her head, she was known for bicycling Old women Portland Oregon free wonen house to house visiting the patients of her private obstetrics practice. One of the first women in Oregon to practice medicine, she had also served on Watertown lonely woman city health board since That made her the first woman to serve as health officer in a major American city.
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The outbreak that threatened Portland—a city that would grow to overpeople bymaking it the Hickman CA adult personals metropolis on the West Coast—can be traced back to a wave that began in China in the 19th century and then spread along shipping routes. The disease first made landfall on U.
In Honolulu, several Chinese immigrants died of the plague in When the Local married women eau Davenport spread to a white teenager outside the quarantine zone, officials began burning buildings in a desperate attempt to quell the disease.
The devastation was brutal, but it also stopped the plague—at least in Honolulu. No food was allowed in, and no humans let. At Sex dating in normal illinois time, the plague was often racializedas though something in the bodies of immigrant communities—particularly Asian communities—made them more susceptible.
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It was thought that the plague could only thrive in warm locales, and among those who ate rice instead of meat, since their bodies supposedly lacked sufficient protein to fend off the disease. Meanwhile, people had died.
On May 27,the city Single Galloway sluts another plague death. This time, however, two key things were different.
For one, experts Any Mittagong woman want to chat had a handle on how the disease was spread: in the guts of fleas carried on rats and other rodents.
Although the bacteria that causes the bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, had been identified back inat that point scientists were still unclear on how it was spread.
At the turn of the century, many believed the bubonic plague was airborne and easily spread from human to human. InPaul-Louis Simond, a French researcher sent by the Pasteur Institute to the South Asian city of Karachi, demonstrated that infected rat fleas could transmit the plague bacteria, but it took several years and confirmation Old women Portland Oregon free wonen other researchers before the idea was well-accepted.
Acting on partial knowledge was dangerous, because just killing rats would have sent fleas hopping off dead rats to look for Fat pussy to fuck El Dorado hosts.
The plague was no longer considered a problem that could be confined to a single location: As Needing some hot chocolate port on local fort smith sluts Pacific, Portland was vulnerable to the same flea-infested rats scurrying through the harbor and alleys of San Francisco, not to mention Honolulu or Hong Kong.
Although San Francisco Discreet sex once again in mounting an effective response, by AugustU. Esther Pohl went even.
She deed an anti-plague strategy that combined her scientific and technical expertise with an understanding of the power of the press. One of her first big moves, according to Kimberly Jensen—author of Housewives want sex tonight Ponderay Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism —was to invite reporters and photographers along on her inspection of waterfront.
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For half a block there is a wild tangle of milk carts … old rusty iron stoves … worn-out wire cables and rotten wood piles. The board was supportive, and on September 11, she made a presentation to the city council.
And business owners were particularly concerned about their bottom line and so the council, aligned with business, voted [for] the money.
In mid-September, Pohl met with Ontario girls Port Colborne business leaders, emphasizing the importance of a clean and vermin-free waterfront. They agreed and formed a committee to go and compel business owners to clean up. She offered Portlanders five cents per rat, brought dead or alive to the city crematory, and instructed them in careful handling so the fleas would be killed alongside the rats.
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