Kōrero: Epidemics

Bacteriologist John Gilruth, 1900

A man sitting at a desk with a microscope and other scientific equipment.

Bacteriology is the study of bacteria. The advent of bacteriology as a science in the late 19th century meant that scientists could identify the causes and characteristics of infectious diseases more precisely. John Gilruth is best known as a veterinarian, but he was also the Department of Public Health’s pathologist in the early 20th century. He is shown here with equipment vital to studying bacteria – microscopes were particularly important.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 17 May 1900

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Geoff Rice, 'Epidemics - The influenza era, 1890s to 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27779/bacteriologist-john-gilruth-1900 (accessed 18 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Geoff Rice, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2024