Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic
Dr. W. Carpenter (Age 26), Dr. Horatio Cobb (Age 30), Dr. R.S. Girard (Age 35), Dr. Pliney P. Green (age 41), Dr. R.L. Grisard (Age 33), Dr. R.H. Hale (Age 26), Dr. George W. Held (Age 34), Dr. Henry F. Herr (Age26)
Dr. A. Holmes (Age 47), Dr. George Noble (Age 30), Dr. George H. Mason (Age 23), Dr. Robert McMamee (Age 27), Dr. Metcalf (Age 60), Dr. Robert M. Stansbury, Dr. T.P.N. Whittaker (Age26), Dr. George Yearly (Age 36), Dr. (Name Unknown)
Erected 1977 by The Sacramento El Dorado Medical Society Historical Committee, July 1977.
Location. 38° 33.822′ N, 121° 30.047′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is located just inside the entrance to the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Hardin Bigelow (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds John A. Sutter, Jr. (here, next to this marker); General George Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); The Firemanís Plot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
Regarding The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic. Dr. Pliney P. Green, the only doctor whose grave is marked, is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery Grove section of the cemetery.
In 1990 it was determined that the "unknown name" doctor on the marker is Dr. Peter Crum.
Also see . . . Old City Cemetery: 1850 Cholera Epidemic. (Submitted on October 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. The Beginning of the Epidemic
Source: The Sacramento El Dorado Medical Society Historical Committee
On October 8, a passenger on
With few exceptions, victims were buried in mass graves. Of the 17 physicians who died of cholera while caring for the victims of the epidemic, only one of the 17 is notably buried in Sacramento's Old City Cemetery. Some speculation has been made that they may possibly be buried under a section of Broadway, since a portion of the cemetery was used for street expansion.
— Submitted October 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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