Prather, E. Charlton
University of South Florida Libraries
Charlie Rhodes earned his master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and moved to Florida in the early 1950s. In this oral history interview, Rhodes discusses his time working for the Palm Beach County Health Department. He describes how he administered a public health program of increasing and varying needs. Rhodes touches on several public health concerns he encountered, including the condition of migrant labor camps, anthrax, swine flue, mercury and parathion poisoning, radiation, and biomedical waste disposal. Rhodes enumerates areas that were under his jurisdiction including the food industry, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, dairy, bedding, and septic. He also provides historical perspective regarding the effects of state legislation on the county health department.
Migrant workers, Public health administration, Public health laws, University of South Florida
1 sound file (53 min.) : digital, MP3 file
Migrant workers; Public health administration; Public health laws; University of South Florida
Oral histories, Online audio
University of South Florida
Florida Public Health Oral History Project
Rhodes, Charles, "Charlie Rhodes Oral History Interview" (2016). Florida Public Health Oral History Project. 52.