View showing exhibits at the John Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola, Florida.

View showing exhibits at the John Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola, Florida.

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Title

  • View showing exhibits at the John Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola, Florida.

Image Number

  • K893845

Year

  • 1993

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General Note

  • Arriving at Apalachicola in 1833 and remaining until his death in 1855, Dr. John Gorrie, a brilliant physician and inventor, served as postmaster, city treasurer, town councilman, and bank director. Concern for his yellow fever patients motivated Gorrie to invent a method for cooling their rooms. His invention laid the groundwork for modern refrigeration and air conditioning and was the first patented ice machine.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 60 mm.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1047B10.

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View showing exhibits at the John Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola, Florida.
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