Alfred Alexander Woodhull report
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Alfred Alexander Woodhull report

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Woodhull, Alfred A., (Alfred Alexander), 1837-1921.
Title: Alfred Alexander Woodhull report
Dates: 1877
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0879

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Alexander Woodhull, 1837-1921 was a military surgeon. He graduated from the College of New Jersey with a B.A. degree in 1856 and an M.A. in 1859. In that same year he graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. He saw active service throughout the Civil War, became an authority on public health and was a contributor to medical literature. He was in Savannah, Georgia during the yellow fever epidemic of 1876.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a report written by Major Alfred Alexander Woodhull concerning the yellow fever epidemic in Savannah, Georgia during 1876. The report was prepared while Woodhull was stationed at Oglethorpe Barracks in Savannah and sent to the Medical Director, Headquarters, Department South. The report was published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, July 1877. This collection also includes a mortality table, diagrams, case histories, and letters by Woodhull and others.

Index Terms

Savannah (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Woodhull, Alfred A., (Alfred Alexander), 1837-1921.
Yellow fever--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Alfred Alexander Woodhull report, MS 879, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Publication Note

Report was published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, July 1877.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: "Retained Copy of the History of the Epidemic of Yellow Fever in Savannah, Georgia, 1876" ( 120.0 p. )
Written as a report to the Medical Director, Headquarters Department, South, it is marked "a true copy" and signed by Major A. A. Woodhull, Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Georgia, March 28, 1877. It contains a monthly mortality table and diagrams. In the appendix are case histories and letters by Woodhull and others.