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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah's marine quarantine station battled Yellow Fever
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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.) Savannah, being a port city, had built a marine quarantine station at the mouth of the Savannah River near Lazaretto Creek on Tybee Island as part of the United States Marine Hospital Service. Opened in 1893, Savannah’s marine quarantine station was the second busiest in the nation after that of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was most busy during the years of the Spanish-American War of 1898.
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