A nearby marker, later erected in 1968 by the Florida Medical Association, reads: "In this house was born, lived and died... JOSEPH YATES PORTER, M. D. 1847-1927 First health officer of the State of Florida, 1889-1917. Thirteenth President of the Florida Medical Association. Under his farsighted leadership, yellow fever and other epidemic diseases were eradicated. Perhaps no other person has exerted more influence upon the health of this state than Dr. Porter." The house was later added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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