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Knappton Cove: the Last of the Quarantine Stations

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Knappton Cove: the Last of the Quarantine Stations

If you love Public Health Service history like I do, then you're in for a treat! I had the pleasure of discussing what is likely one of the last remaining PHS relics in the United States: the Columbia River Quarantine Station at Knappton Cove. Background  In 1889 the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps was established. Back then, it was the Marine Hospital Service. In 1891 U.S. law mandated that all immigrants coming into the U.S. received a health inspection by a Service physician. This was the era of "Manifest Destiny" and Americans were spreading Westward and more immigrants were...

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How to Fold USPHS Flag

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How to Fold USPHS Flag

If you have a USPHS flag for a shadow box, then you need to fold it a particular way to get part of the USPHS insignia to show through the shadow box.

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Until They Bring the Tugboats Back

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Until They Bring the Tugboats Back

U.S. Public Health Service tugboats...

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The Official Whiskey of the United States Public Health and Marine Hospital Service

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The Official Whiskey of the United States Public Health and Marine Hospital Service

Whiskey for the U.S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service

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For Public Health Service History Buffs Only

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For Public Health Service History Buffs Only

I stumbled upon an inspiring, albeit antiquated, video describing the role of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). 

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