Date: October 17, 1888
Series: S 868 - Yellow fever epidemic incoming correspondence, 1888.
Incoming correspondence to Joseph Y. Porter.
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JJ. Daniel, President; P. McQuaid, Vice-President; Dr. J.C. L’Engle, Treasure; Chas. S. Adams, Secretary; Jas. M. Fairlie, Cor. Secretary.
Dr. J.C. L’Engle.
Jacksonville Auxiliary Sanitary Association,
16 ½ West Bay Street.
P.O. Box 749. Telephone 108.
Jacksonville, Fla. Oct. 17, 1888.
Joseph Y. Porter, H. D.,
Surgeon in Charge Government Relief Measures,
My dear Sir :-
Your favor of IIth inst., with accompanying copies of
letter of instructions to Dr. Dem. Echemendia, Chief of the Disinfect-
ing and Fumigating Staff, and copy of rules and regulations relating
to the subject of disinfection and fumigation, has been duly received,
and have had careful consideration by the Executive Committee of the
Jacksonville Auxiliary Sanitary Association to-day, and believing that
you desire an expression of their opinions thereon, I am directed to
communicate to you their views, and at the same time express their
confidence in your judgment and ability to devise and execute such
measures as will exterminate the germs of disease in this city and
prevent a visitation of this terrible scourge another season.
As you already know, the transfer of Dr. Dem. Echemendia
and his staff, and placing the disinfecting and fumigating of the houses
where yellow fever has occurred, to the Marine Hospital Services, was
advocates and approved by this Committee.
IN REGARD TO DISINFECTION OF HOUSES.
Rules 1, 2 and 3 we fully concur in.