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Contact: Florida Health

125 Years of Florida Public Health Exhibit

September 30, 2014 – May 10, 2015
125 Years of Florida Public Health Exhibit
at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum
400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL

125 Years of Florida Public Health

From the Florida Memory Project

The Germ:

Bay Street Fires:

Personification of Yellow Fever:

Smallpox Patient:

Seminole Family:

31st Brigade (troop movement, Key West):

Mosquito Control:

Porter Historical Marker:

Rat Eradication in Florida:

Midwives Training:

Nurse Home Visit:

Movie Truck:

Migrant Housing:

Child Vision:

Sailing Quarantine:

VD Rapid Treatment Center:

Nurse Migrant Labor Camp:

Free TB Chest X-Ray:

Dr. Examining a preschool child:

Children Polio Vaccine:


Nurse Dental:

Child Dental Screening:

Bubonic Plague:

Dentist examining patient:

SBH Building:



Blood Pressure:

Blood Pressure (2):

Water Supply Test:

Nurse Working with Child:


Nurse working with deaf child:


Milk Plant:

CO2 Cancer Detection:

Map of FL 1842:

Spanish galleon:


de Soto:

de Soto Tampa:


Construction of Castillo de San Marcos:

Map 2 Territories:

Timucua men carving canoe:

Floridians Depositing Crops:

Hildegarde steamboat:


Governor Safford:

Yellow Fever Letter:

Yellow Fever Immunity Card:

Isolation Camp:



Sanitary Toilet:

Group of RN:

Hillsborough Co. Health Center 1:

Hillsborough Co. Health Center 2:

Hillsborough Co. Health Center 3:


OB Medical Record:

Isolation Camp 2:

Male Midwife:

Baby Bed Mosquito:

Newspaper Mattress:

Boy with hookworm:

Nurse Preparing Medicine:

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