My father, Dr Howard Slack was Hawaii’s first federal veterinarian in charge of Hawaiian islands at the time of its statehood. As such, he visited Kalaupapa on several occasions to test livestock for infectious diseases. His associate, Dr Charlie Campbell visited Kalaupapa to continue the work necessary to comply with federal standards. Both Charlie and my father have only positive comments on their visits and the aloha spirit and hospitality shown them.
Thank you, Robert, for sharing that bit of information. What time period was this? Did he treat their pets? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂
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