Providence Board of Health records Providence Board of Health records 1857-1977
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Charles V. Chapin: Superintendent of Health, Providence, R.I. From the description of Report concerning the state board of health / [Charles V. Chapin]. [1912?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49480067 Physician, public health officer, educator,and writer. From the description of Papers, 1901-1939. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 145430096 Charles V. Chapin (1856-1941) was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Joshua Bickne...
In 1854, Dr. Edwin Snow pioneered efforts to document and analyze a wave of cholera which attacked the citizens of Providence. Tracking the disease among his own patients, he devoted himself to tracing its source and preventing its recurrence. Snow became the first Superintendent in 1856 when Providence established a permanent city health department. Twenty-two years later, a State Board of Health was formed with three mandates: preventing the spread of disease, collect...