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The Fly Man of Asheville

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Dr. Lewis M. McCormick of Asheville's Health Department was known as The Fly Man. Born in 1863, he became Asheville's first City Bacteriologist in 1905, and was responsible for the passing of a fly control ordinance and for the reduction of fly-carried diseases. Over a five year period, Asheville's annual typhoid rate fell from eighty-nine cases to just two. McCormick died of a heart attack in 1922.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 6, Nov 1980, p8-9, 31, il