Words of Advice

Cover Image: Masthead of Ka Nupepa Kuokoa published on October 31, 1868.

Aloha Nūhou Monday!

The Hawaiian newspapers not only reported on the news, they would offer advice in light of what was happening.

In the article below, the Kuokoa newspaper encourages its readership to not be indifferent and to go and get their vaccination against smallpox [maʻi puʻupuʻu liʻiliʻi].

Image: “He O Lima ma Honolulu nei,” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, October 31, 1868, p. 3.

Vaccinations here in Honolulu.—This past Monday, men, women, and children came in masses to get vaccinated at the doctor offices here in Honolulu. All of us have gone to get vaccinated because they heard that there is a fine if you are not vaccinated and because it is heard of how many have small pox in San Francisco: from the large to the small; from the prominent to the humble. These are the doctor offices that are permitted to vaccinate: Dr. Hoffman [Kauka Hopemana], McGrew [Makalu]; G. P. Judd [G. P. Kauka], Buffum [Bufama]; Hillebrand [Hilipalani]; and Frenchman Doiron [Abale]. On this coming Monday, vaccinations will start once again at all locations known as vaccination sites. It has also been ordered that those who were vaccinated previously must go to show whether their vaccinations were good or not from the week before, that is seven days after. Do not be indifferent to this vaccination, you should all get it. 

(Kuokoa, 10/31/1868, p. 3)

Image: Dr. Gerrit P. Judd, “G. P. Kauka,” with Prince Lot Kamehameha (later Kamehameha V) and Prince Alexander Liholiho (later Kamehameha IV) on a diplomatic mission the the United States, 1850. Bishop Museum Archives. SP 206827.

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Image: “Palapala Hoike no ka O-lima ana” [Certificate of Vaccination] This form was filled by the doctor who administered the vaccine, after examining the injection site a week later. This form was used for boys. Ms Grp 70, Box 18.3. SP 215943. 

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Image: “Palapala Hoike no ka O-lima ana” [Certificate of Vaccination] This form was filled by the doctor who administered the vaccine, after examining the injection site a week later. This form was used for girls. Ms Grp 70, Box 18.3. SP 215944. 

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This post is part of He Aupuni Palapala: Preserving and Digitizing the Hawaiian Language Newspapers, a partnership between Bishop Museum and Awaiaulu with assistance from Kamehameha Schools. Mahalo nui loa to Hawaii Tourism Authority for their support. Learn more about this project here.

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