The Contribution Of Native Indies Physician Graduates Of Stovia When The Spanish Flu Plague Hit Dutch East Indies (1918-1920)


STOVIA was founded by the Dutch East Indies government in 1849, which was then named Dokter Djawa School. When STOVIA still existed a pandemic case that attracted enough attention for its big impact happened. The case was the spread of the Spanish flu plague which killed 1.5 million to 4.37 million people. The native doctors who graduated from STOVIA became the people who took the responsibility in dealing with the pandemic. Historical research with a sociological approach was conducted to examine the contribution of the native doctors who graduated from STOVIA in handling the Spanish flu pandemic. The results showed that the contributions of these doctors were not limited to the medical field, but also in the social, academic and politic.
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