At this time plague broke out in Bombay.
When people began to succumb to that fearful disease Madame Cama ignored
the danger to her life and threw herself into the service of the people.
She waited upon the patients like a nurse and comforted them like a mother.
Because of these efforts thousands of people, who would have died otherwise,
were saved. As the thirst of the patients for water was quenched and they
got better she created in them the thirst for freedom. Madame Cama was
engaged in serving the sick without caring for sleep or food; plague attacked
her, too. But even death was afraid to approach that lion-hearted lady.
Although she recovered she did not regain her earlier strength and stamina.
Her relatives and friends practically forced her and sent her to Europe
in 1902, so that she might recover fully.