Sand Hills Hospital in Jacksonville.

Sand Hills Hospital in Jacksonville.


Image Number

  • MSC3085

Year

  • 1888

Publication Info

  • Jacksonville, Fla. : Riverside Art Publishing, 1888.

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General Note

  • Yellow Fever raged through much of Florida in the spring of 1888, after the mayor of Tampa announced that the disease was present in his city. Alachua County placed guards at all rail and road entrances to the county, and an officer at the county line had authority to put off the train anyone without a health card or certificate. Nevertheless, Yellow Jack spread, reaching Jacksonville in July, then hitting Fernandina about August. In Fernandina, officials denied yellow fever was present, then called for state help when commerce stopped and looting began. He repeatedly denied yellow fever was in Fernandina, and so the Gainesville Guards were ordered to the stricken city. The guards, singing "We'll Hang the Yellow Jack to a Sour Apple Tree" boarded the Seaboard train for Waldo and Fernandina. Several guards died of yellow fever. Then, in September, yellow fever was declared epidemic in Gainesville. Fear was widespread, and families fled the city before a quarantine was set up and the county line sealed. No one will ever know how many persons died in Gainesville; many were buried in mass graves, and few records were kept.
  • Accompanying note: "The Sand Hills Hospital - Large view of hospital buildings. Carrying in a patient, scene in ward of hospital. Situated 3 1/2 miles north of Jacksonville, in the midst of the pine woods, on a beautiful elevation of ground seventy-five feet above the city. The hospital is composed of twenty separate building and several tents, which cover an area of a quarter of a mile in length. The hospital was opened July 29, on which day McCormick, the first case, was sent to the hospital. Hospital closed November 1... Sallace Mitchell, M.D., resident physician Sand Hills hospital."

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  • 1 print - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Sand Hills Hospital in Jacksonville. 1888. Black & white print, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/326300>, accessed 26 May 2019.

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Sand Hills Hospital in Jacksonville. 1888. Black & white print. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 May. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/326300>.

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