Epidemic Diseases in Penang, 1819

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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Access to this article is open for a limited time only. For unlimited access to our archives, subscribe here.The following two abstracts from two 1830 publications should interest the present-day common man as much as the modern medical practitioner. The first is Contributions to the Medical Topography of Prince of Wales Island, or Pulo Pinang, a report written by T.M. Ward, MD, member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh and assistant surgeon of the 30th Regiment Madras Native Infantry. It...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com