Recognizing the Front Line in the War on Plague Medal given to 400 British nurses, civil servants, soldiers and sailors by the crown colony of Hong Kong in recognition for their help during the Plague of 1894. Between May and September 1894, Hong Kong lost 2,500 citizens out of an unknown number of cases. The medal depicts a nurse caring for a Chinese man while another man fends off the Spector of Death. The Chinese characters say Hong Kong.Artist: Boucher, F. Maker: Wyon, Alan. Place made: England, United Kingdom.Credit: Wellcome Collection, Attribution 4.0 International (C.C. X 4.0) Advertisement Share this:EmailTweetMorePrintShare on TumblrWhatsAppPocketLike this:Like Loading... Related 2 thoughts on “Recognizing the Front Line in the War on Plague” Glad to see your back for CV. As a former pandemic planner I’ve been overwhelmed with requests for information and have not been able to do the longue duree and worldviews of present behaviors. As expected from history, the questions started to come long after when answers would have been of the most benefit and possibly been useful to alter deliterious behaviors. LikeLiked by 1 person I’ll try to get a few more posts out while we are all stuck at home. 🙂 LikeLike Comments are closed.