|Hookworm was being
identified as a contributor to poor health in the rural South.
sanitary commission conducted a study of school children: of the 4,695 rural
schoolchildren examined, 47% gave clinical evidence of hookworm
requested for tuberculosis control and for enforcement of pure food &
statement: Expenditures: State Board funds $2302.25;
fund $15,362.21 (only $10,000 was appropriated);
Health Officerís Salary $2,500; Clerk fund; $600;
|Pure Food &
drug appropriation $1,000; Rockefeller commission fund $3,817.41.
|The Boardís staff
included FA Coward, the Laboratory director, a chemist,† and three sanitarians with the Rockefeller
Commission who were all medical doctors. Prevalent diseases in 1910 included
smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid and poliomyelitis.
|State Board of
Health. 1911. Thirty-first Annual Report of the State Board of Health of
South Carolina for the Fiscal Year 1910 to the Legislature of South Carolina.
Gonzales & Bryant, state printers, Columbia, SC.