|There were many
health and environmental problems that Dr. Hayne faced during his first year
on the job.
|In 1912, epidemics
and outbreaks of infectious disease were the major health concerns. Disease reporting was an inaccurate
process, but some statistics were presented in the annual report.
|There were 392
reported cases of smallpox and two reported deaths: Dr. Hayne noted that the
white population was about 75% vaccinated and the black population was about
60% vaccinated..."there is much work yet to be done before we finally
succeed in stamping out smallpox."
|State Board of
Health. Thirty-third Annual Report of the State Board of Health of South
Carolina for the Fiscal Year 1912 to the Legislature of South Carolina.
Columbia, SC: Gonzales & Bryan, 1913.