WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, April 24th. Early America certainly was a simpler society than that which we have today, but some of today's familiar institutions were part of the national experience over 220 years ago. On this date in 1795, the city of Baltimore set up a permanent, elected board of health, successor to the nation's first such appointed agency. The first board was created by Maryland's governor to cope with yellow fever epidemics beginning in 1792. Still, Baltimore was affected in 1794 and hundreds died as a result. Across the country, there are 1.25 million people employed in state and local government hospitals, and in health services. Over 700,000 are working at the local level. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at <www.census.gov>.
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Yellow fever/accessed 2/2/2017:
Early health agency/accessed 2/2/2017:
Baltimore deaths from yellow fever/accessed 2/2/2017: https://books.google.com/books?id=K6BlU1wPV7oC&pg=PA531&lpg=PA531&dq=bALTIMORE+YELLOW+FEVER+1794&source=bl&ots=TfymCm8H4p&sig=titZDMi4M5_izfuv4wUnpCqkjMk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PShCUeXDE5al4AP-yoA4&ved=0CFcQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=bALTIMORE%20YELLOW%20FEVER%201794&f=false
Public employment in health and hospitals/state and local: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/GEP/2015/00A4
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau