Boyd, Mark F. (Mark Frederick), 1889-1968

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Dr. Mark Frederick Boyd, born in 1889, was an internationally known doctor in the field of public health and tropical medicine. His career combined public health service, teaching, and research. He did studies on malaria in Brazil, Jamaica, Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina. Dr. Boyd established a research laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida in 1931. He worked at the State Board of Health of Florida from 1947 to 1952. His work in tropical diseases, especially malaria, earned him the Brumpt Award in 1953.

Principal among Boyd's other interests was Florida history. He co-authored a book, "Here They Once Stood: The Tragic End of the Apalachee Missions," with Hale Smith and J. W. Griffin. Boyd's historical research concentrated on the early Spanish settlements and the Native American population of Florida.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1968. (Florida State Archive). WorldCat record id: 32413184

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referencedIn Yonge, Julien Chandler, 1879-1962. Papers, 1909-1961. University of Florida
referencedIn Julien Chandler Yonge Papers, 1925-1961 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, circa 1800-circa 1998, bulk 1863-1974 Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
creatorOf Boyd, Mark F. (Mark Frederick), 1889-1968. Papers, 1912-1968. Florida State Archive
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associatedWith Call, R. K. (Richard Keith), 1791-1862. person
associatedWith Carter, Henry Rose, 1852-1925 person
associatedWith Hench, Philip S. (Philip Showalter), 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950 person
associatedWith Lazear, Jesse William, 1866-1900 person
associatedWith Puente, Juan Joseph Eligio de la. person
associatedWith Reed, Walter, 1851-1902 person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Yonge, Julien Chandler, 1879-1962. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jim Woodruff Reservoir (Gadsden County, Fla.)
Central America
South America
Leon County (Fla.)
Gadsden County (Fla.)
Tallahassee (Fla.)
Seminole Indians
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Indians of North America


Birth 1889-05-21

Death 1968





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