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The Baltimore City Health Department dates back to 1793 when the Maryland Legislature authorized the appointment of a quarantine physician ...More

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Sub Series Details 1798-1907 HRS Records Variety of material associated with the city's efforts to prevent disease, administer public hospitals, and investigate health-related matters. Included are coroner's reports relating to diseased individuals, administrative reports, bills, and correspondence. See separate item index available at the Baltimore City Archives. Name index to Coroner's Inquests (BCA 1215). Name index ...More

Sub Series Details 1881-1918 Quarantine Records Two volumes (1881-1918) of reports of vessels examined at the Baltimore Quarantine Hospital with the name of vessel, commanding captain, number of crew and passengers, tonnage, money received, port of departure, when boarded, period of quarantine, and remarks. The third volume (1881-1918) is a record of people admitted to the ...More

Sub Series Details 1833-1935 Minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Poor for Baltimore City and County and Board Minutes of Subsequent Agencies Minutes of the meetings of the trustees and of the supervisory board of city charities. Subjects include donations, maintenance of facilities, actions regarding individual accounts, admissions and other statistics, almshouse inventories, administrative actions, and accounts of correspondence. Minutes for March 20, 1848-November 18, 1863, December 29, 1869-November 4, 1874, February ...More

Sub Series Details 1930-1950 Maps, Charts, and Miscellaneous Items Maps of Baltimore wards, 1933; maps of eastern and western health districts, ca. 1935; Health Department building floor plans; administrative diagrams; television scripts; and photographs. BCA BRG19-4
Sub Series Details 1933, 1936-1937 Bureau of Communicable Disease Scrapbooks Scrapbooks documenting the diptheria prevention campaigns of 1933 and 1937 and measles campaign of 1936-37. Includes form letters from Huntington Williams, Commissioner of Health; examples of record forms used in the campaigns; advertisements used in the newspapers and other publications; photographs of window displays; press releases; and financial statements. BCA BRG19-5
Sub Series Details 1965-1975 Commission on Health Weekly Letters to the Mayor Weekly reports with highlights of significant departmental activities and statistics of births, deaths, infant deaths, reportable diseases, and mortality by major causes. BCA BRG19-6
Sub Series Details 1973-1979 WIC Administrative Chronological Files Correspondence and reports relating to operation of the Women, Infants, and Children Health and Food Program (WIC) in Baltimore. Subjects include relations with the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, personnel actions, and policy formulation. BCA BRG19-7
Sub Series Details 1975-1981 WIC Administrative Subject Files Correspondence, reports, and forms associated with the Baltimore WIC program. The focus of the material is upon internal management of the program. See separate file folder listing. BCA BRG19-8
Sub Series Details 1817-1823 House of Industry Records Records of the lottery authorized to raise money for the House of Industry, treasurer and committee reports, insurance policies, correspondence, and checks. These materials primarily document the financial transactions involved in the effort to establish the House of Industry. This institution was to have provided employment opportunities for the "able ...More

Sub Series Details 1913-1915 Commissioner of Health Correspondence Copies of correspondence of Commissioner Nathan Gorter relating to Health Department concerns such as personnel, disease control and prevention, health inspections of buildings and food, and operation of municipal health care facilities, most particularly the Quarantine Hospital. Correspondents include the Mayor, Comptroller, and staff. Each volume contains a name and ...More

BCA BRG19-10
Sub Series Details 1815-1984 Annual Reports Published volumes include summaries and tables of the work performed by the Health Department. Also included is organizational charts. Missing are the years 1850-1869, 1911, 1982-1983. Container Listing is available. BCA BRG19-11
Sub Series Details 1827, 1835-1860, 1864, 1867 Coroner's Inquests Index Index to the Coroner's Inquests located among the HRS indexed items in BRG19-1. BCA BRG19-12
Sub Series Details 1834-1840 Interments Name Index Index to Interment records located among the HRS indexed records in BRG19-1. BCA BRG19-13