The following essays describe the early days of public health in Newfoundland and Labrador:
History of Health Services in Newfoundland and Labrador to 1982
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|Public Health Inspectors 1970s/80s. Back row (left to right): Frank Rowsell, Nathan Gosse, Warrick Swyers, Loren Klippert, ?, Pat Dobbin, Jim Wight. Front row (left to right): John Gregory, Dr. Butler, Mel Graham, Wallace House (Minister of Health), Doug Strong, ?|
|A group of Public Health workers from the 1960's. From the left, their names are: Pat Beson, Warrick Swyers, Mel Graham, Rich (or Richie) ?, Frank Rowsell, Doug Strong, John Gregory, ?, Fred Pittman, (the remaining seven are unidentified).|
|A second group of Public Health workers from the 1960's. Sitting (L to R): ?, Mel Graham, Doug Strong, Fred Pittman. Standing (L to R): ?, ?, Ralph Mercer, Ian Walsh, Frank Rowsell, Warrick Swyers, ?, ?, David Coates|
|An information display explaining the role of education in the profession of public health inspection.|
|An unnamed PHI doing some early health promotion.|
|An early food handlers' educational display.|
|An unnamed PHI giving some food safety instruction to a group of institutional food service workers.|
|Fred Pittman(?) Taking a raw water sample in the St. John's area.|
|An unnamed Public Health Inspector conducting a soil percolation test on the Avalon peninsula.|
|An unnamed Public Health Inspector checking the dishwasher temperature at an unnamed institution in St. John's.|
|A large, decaying fish head reported to the Public Health authorities.|
|An unnamed PHI conducting a soil percolation test.|
|Fred Pittman (?) inspecting a newly-installed, concrete septic tank.|
|Frank Rowsell (?) inspecting the cleanliness of some cutlery.|
|An unnamed PHI taking a raw water sample.|
|St. George's Pond (with Cabot Tower) - August 1949
A former water supply for part of St. John's.
|Piccadilly Harbour Clam Flats (Looking Southwest) - June
A continuing concern for local residents and Public Health.
|Lake Windsor - August 1949
This continues to be the major water supply for the City of St. John's.
|Lake Windsor - August 1949|
|Abbott and Haliburton Wharf and Lobster Pond - June 1950|
|Abbott and Haliburton Staff House, Store, and Other Buildings - June 1950|