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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 21 Issue 1, Jan 1944
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This article is the continuation in a series focusing on correspondence between North Carolinians and national politicians during the tumultuous time of Reconstruction. These letters were sent to Carl Benjamin Franklin Butler, a member of the United States House of Representatives. The distinction of these papers is typical correspondence are not from the State's political leaders but rather the common citizen. Letters cover a period from March 1874 to November 1877.
North Carolina was one of the earliest states to organize a Board of Health. The author looks at what has been called the pioneer years in forming the board from establishment in 1877 to 1893 when the legislature passed the \"Act Relating to the Board of Health.\" The article reviews the history of the formation of the board, changing opinions of public health following the Civil War, and the important founding members of the board.