Proceedings of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, relative to the prevention of the introduction and spreading of contagious diseases

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Title

Proceedings of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, relative to the prevention of the introduction and spreading of contagious diseases

Subject

Enslaved People

Description

This document provides an account of the proceedings surrounding enslaved people that died during the Middle Passage.

Creator

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Source

National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Medicine
[http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/2546053R]

Publisher

Thomas Dobson

Date

1798

Contributor

Brayden Milam

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Book, print

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

United States 18th Century
Atlantic Ocean 18th Century

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Text

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days after their departure from the Mole, five or
fix white perfons and one negro of the paffengers
were attacked with fever, the white perfons fo at-
tacked were obferved to become very yellow.
During the paffage four other coloured perfons and
five of the crew fell ill of fever: one or two of the
latter number, after the veffel entered the capes of
Delaware, but only a coloured boy and child died
during the paffage, and were thrown overboard after
the veffel entered the river. Upon the arrival of
the veffel oppofite the Marine Hofpital, in confe-
quence of orders from the captain, four fick perfons
were fecreted and did not come under the infpection
of the Phyfician of the Port; exclufive of thefe, two
women were fick in the cabin. After paffing the
Fort one of the feamen was taken ill, went on Shore,
and was afterwards carried to the marine Hofpital;
and two other perfons were taken on Shore fick. So
far go the depofitions.
From information obtained from the Health Of-
fice, it appears, that the Hind was examined at the
Fort on the fecond, and arrived at Philadelphia on
the fourth of Auguft; and that Mr. Doughty, one
of the Infpectors of the Health Office, fent to the
marine Hofpital on the 13th of Auguft, Peter Ma-
lofio, one of the crew of the Hind then refiding in
Love Lane, and on the 14th, a Portuguefe from
near the junction of Penn and South Streets, who
had been landed there ; and that another perfon was
fick of a fufpicious fever at Mrs. O'Connors in Al-
mond near Front Street. Both thefe were from on
board the Hind, and the Portuguefe abovemention-
ed had been vifited by Dr. Currie, who declares his
difeafe to have been Yellow Fever.

Original Format

Book, paper

Geolocation

Citation

College of Physicians of Philadelphia, “Proceedings of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, relative to the prevention of the introduction and spreading of contagious diseases,” Digital Histories, accessed March 2, 2024, https://digitalhistories.kennesaw.edu/items/show/25.