Obligatory disinfection of a residence at No. 14 Pańska Street

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Title

Obligatory disinfection of a residence at No. 14 Pańska Street

Description

During World War I, the material and medical conditions in which Łódź residents lived were dire. The lack of detergents, especially of regular soap, made proper upkeep of personal hygiene nearly impossible. Communicable diseases such as cholera, diptheria, dysyntery, typhoid fever, and tuberculosis became widespread. Municipal medical services led the fight against infectious disease by establishing new hospitals, quarantine facilities, disinfection and delousing chambers, bathhouses and compulsory vaccination drives. Residences linked to epidemic contamination had to undergo disinfection protocol. This photo pictures residents at No. 14 Pańska Street waiting in the courtyard while the building is being disinfected.

Source

The State Archives in Łódź

Date

1916

Identifier

PL_39_606_W-I 5-56

Tag

social welfare; healthcare; poverty

Collection

Citation

“Obligatory disinfection of a residence at No. 14 Pańska Street,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed January 30, 2023, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/2004.