• Creator
  • Jordan, John T.
  • Created Date
  • 1872
  • Description
  • City Ordinance No. 30 is the first health ordinance passed by the city of Seattle. The health officer, Gideon A. Weed, was paid $111.00 by the city in August, 1872, for vaccinations performed -- the first recorded immunizations in Seattle's history, and likely the first money spent by the city on a public health measure. Jordan is succeeded as Seattle's mayor on July 8, 1872, by Councilman Stone, who is accused of embezzling public funds and l... more
    City Ordinance No. 30 is the first health ordinance passed by the city of Seattle. The health officer, Gideon A. Weed, was paid $111.00 by the city in August, 1872, for vaccinations performed -- the first recorded immunizations in Seattle's history, and likely the first money spent by the city on a public health measure. Jordan is succeeded as Seattle's mayor on July 8, 1872, by Councilman Stone, who is accused of embezzling public funds and leaves the city for San Francisco in early 1873 -- Jordan is appointed then to serve as mayor until a new election can be held. Weed, too, later serves as mayor of Seattle, from 1876 to 1877, during which time the city faces a smallpox epidemic and he serves simultaneously as acting Health Officer. Gideon Weed was a charter member and first president of the King County Medical Society, and also served in several official positions (including as president) for the Washington Territory Medical Society. less
  • Format
  • Ephemera
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