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The Health Department hired their first Public Health Nurse in 1918.

The Health Department hired their first Public Health Nurse in 1918.

One of the key influences on the health of Charleston, Dr. Leon Banov, was the first Health Director fo the Charleston County Health Dept.

One of the key influences on the health of Charleston, Dr. Leon Banov, was the first Health Director fo the Charleston County Health Dept.

In 1954 Charleston was one of only 200 counties in the US to provide the Salk vaccine to prevent polio.

In 1954 Charleston was one of only 200 counties in the US to provide the Salk vaccine to prevent polio.

The first nutritionist for the Health Department was hired in 1923.

The first nutritionist for the Health Department was hired in 1923.

Since 1920 the State Board of Health (now called DHEC) has standardized the training of midwives.

Since 1920 the State Board of Health (now called DHEC) has standardized the training of midwives.

State Board of Health trained midwife

State Board of Health trained midwife.

This is a public health nurse weighing a baby during home visit.

This is a public health nurse weighing a baby during home visit.

Public TB screening.

Public TB screening.

In 1939 the Health Department began an aggressive campaign to destroy rats because of the continued high rate of Typhus.

In 1939 the Health Department began an aggressive campaign to destroy rats because of the continued high rate of Typhus.

The Health Department began inspecting food and dairy establishments in Charleston in 1906.

The Health Department began inspecting food and dairy establishments in Charleston in 1906.

Rules governing the keeping of cows in the City of Charleston, 1915.

Rules governing the keeping of cows in the City of Charleston, 1915.

Notice of spoiled meat delivery to Charleston, 1903.

Notice of spoiled meat delivery to Charleston, 1903.

Charleston quarantines itself from Atlanta, 1897.

Charleston quarantines itself from Atlanta, 1897.

How to build a fly-tight privy.

How to build a fly-tight privy.