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U.S. Army Surgeon General's New Orleans yellow fever collection 1867-1868
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Collection contains correspondence, reports, and charts pertaining to yellow fever and other diseases in New Orleans and contiguous areas of the 5th Military District, compiled by the U.S. Army Surgeon General's Office. Some correspondence documents New Orleans Board of Health and Street Commissioner's Department sanitation and fumigation activities against cholera in June and July 1867. Narrative and statistical reports review the status of yellow fever in several areas of the 5th Military District beyond New Orleans, notably Galveston, Austin, Brownsville, Victoria, and Ringgold Barracks, Texas. Correspondents include J.W. Barnes and J.J. Woodward.

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