Prather, E. Charlton
University of South Florida Libraries
A.W. Morrison Jr. (1920 - 2009) was former director of environmental health for the state of Florida and spent over 40 years with the Florida Department of Health. In this oral history interview, Morrison chronicles his career with the public health system in Florida. Morrison starts by discussing his high school experiences working with Bureau of Narcotics and the state board of health. He goes on to describe his employment with Dade County and his educational experiences with the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Morrison recalls working as a university sanitarian at the University of Florida while simultaneously taking classes. He then talks about his move back to Dade County and the various sanitary challenges he faced including mosquitos, rodents, and typhus fever. Morrison describes varying job responsibilities throughout his career, including field inspections, program evaluations, and research. He also remarks on the environments under his jurisdiction, including cruise ships, airplanes, and state prisons. He finishes his interview emphasizing the importance of community outreach and governmental partnerships.
Environmental health, Public health, Public health issues and developments, Sanitarians, University of South Florida
1 sound file (99 min.) : digital, MP3 file
Environmental health; Public health; Public health issues and developments; Sanitarians; University of South Florida
Oral histories, Online audio
University of South Florida
Florida Public Health Oral History Project
Morrison, A. W. Jr., "A. W. Morrison Jr. Oral History Interview" (2016). Florida Public Health Oral History Project. 6.