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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎88r] (175/250)

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The record is made up of 1 item (125 folios). It was created in 26 Feb 1903-1 Dec 1908. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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section of the hospital they were removed. He must also declare,
on oath, which persons have been in relation with the plague or
cholera patient since the first appearance of the disease, either by
direct contact or by contact with objects that may have been
infected. Only these persons shall be regarded as suspected.
The part or compartment of the ship and the section of the
hospital that have been occupied by the sick shall be thoroughly
disinfected. “ Part of the ship ” shall mean the cabin of the sick
person, the adjoining cabins, the passage to these cabins, the deck,
the parts of the deck where the sick person or persons have
remained for some time.
If it be impossible to disinfect the part or compartment of the
ship that has been occupied by plague or cholera sick without
disembarking the persons declared to be suspected, these persons
shall either be transferred to another ship specially reserved for
the purpose, or be landed and accommodated in the sanitary station
without being brought into contact with the sick, who must be
kept in the hospital.
This stay on board ship or on shore, for purposes of disinfec
tion, shall be as short as possible, and shall not exceed twenty-four
hours.
I he suspected persons shall be kept under observation, either
on their own ship or on the ship reserved for that purpose, for a
period which shall vary according to the circumstances and in the
manner set out in the third paragraph of sub-section («) of this
Article.
ihe time occupied in carrying out the measures prescribed by
the regulations shall be included in the observation period.
Passage in quarantine may, if deemed possible by the sanitary
authority, be allowed before expiry of the periods of detention
indicated above. It shall in any case be granted on the completion
of disinfection if the ship leaves behind, in addition to its sick, the
persons classed above as “ suspected.”
A barge fitted with a disinfecting chamber may be brought
alongside the ship with a view to hastening the process of dis
infection.
Infected vessels seeking free pratique in Egypt shall be
detained five days at Moses’Wells; they shall, in addition, undergo
the same measures as are taken in the case of infected ships
arriving in Europe.
(B ).—Measures regarding ordinary Ships from Infected Ports in the
Hedjaz during the Pilgrimage Season.
Art. 55. If, during the Mecca pilgrimage, plague or cholera is
prevalent in the Hedjaz, ships from the Hedjaz or from any other
part of the Arabian coast of the Bed Sea that have not there taken
on board any pilgrims or like collections of persons, and on which
there has been no suspicious incident during the voyage, shall be

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The item consists of part three of the subject file 2908/1907 Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. : Quarantine. This part broadly covers two topics: the proceedings of the International Sanitary Conference at Paris (1903) and complaints made by German consular staff at Bushire against the conduct of Captain Thomas Beauchamp Williams whilst undertaking his duties as Chief Quarantine Officer in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .

Correspondence outlining the details of three quarantine incidents has been included:

Complaints against Captain Williams over his conduct during the latter two incidents were lodged by Count Quadt, German Minister at Tehran, at the Tehran Sanitary Council: see folios 4-6 for related papers. A copy – in French – of a report of the proceedings of the fifty-third session of the Tehran Sanitary Council can be found on folios 11-14.

A copy – in French with English translation – of the International Sanitary Convention, signed at Paris 3 December 1903, can be found on folios 43-108. For supplementary correspondence outlining the proceedings of the British delegation at the Conference, see folios 109-125.

The main correspondents are as follows: HM Minister at Tehran (Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice), HM Chargé d'affaires at Tehran (Charles Murray Marling), the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Major Percy Zachariah Cox), the Chief Quarantine Officer in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , the German Consul at Bushire (Dr Franz Listermann), officials of the Foreign Office, and officials of the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. .

No papers have been filed for the years 1905-1906.

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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear (folio 125) to the front of the part (folio 1).

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