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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dengue joins yellow fever, smallpox in S. Georgia
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Roger Allen - photo by Special
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County. In the "Southern Medical Reports" of 1850, Dr. Richard Arnold wrote that in the late 1840s, Savannah had experienced "measles in 1847 and 1848 … scarlatina (scarlet fever) in 1849 … (and) crysipelas … in 1849." Arnold proclaimed that "(Dengue fever) has shown itself here to be a city disease, as Yellow Fever has.
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