America’s first health officer, Commissioner Gilbert Guttery. He was empowered to board and inspect all
incoming ships before passengers were allowed to come on shore.
quarantine measures fluctuated, becoming of greater interest when epidemics
struck. Enthusiasm for quarantine and sanitation waned between epidemics.
|State Board of
Health. Tricentennial Report on
Health 1670-1970. Columbia, SC.
State Board of Health, 1970.