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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'doctor' feared alligators in the street
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(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.) The “Colony of Georgia in America” was approved by King George II in April of 1732. Appointed as the “Medical Doctor” for the 114 colonists was Dr. William Cox. Cox had some curious ideas about his new home, for he wrote that "the greatest health hazard in Savannah is alligators in the streets."
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