Old News – Poorhouse and County Hospital

This article tells the amounts for support of the Monroe County Poorhouse (Almshouse) and the County Hospital. It also tells of overcrowding at the Hospital. It wouldn’t be until 1933 that the current Monroe Community Hospital would be opened. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC April 1, 1916 REPORT ON COUNTY POOR. The annual report of Superintendent of …

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Talk on Flu Epidemic

Title: WORLD WAR I and the FLU PANDEMIC of 1918 Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall By: Robert Brown, PhD The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I.  It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history …

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Board of Health Complaints; 1861 – 1866

The Rochester Public Library has published online a very unique resource. It is a typed transcript from the Rochester Board of Health listings all their complaints for the years 1861 to 1866. It deals with livestock running freely in the streets, illegible livestock on home lots, people throwing “slop” in the street, placement of privies, …

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