Historic Markers Across Florida

Joseph Yates Porter, M.D.

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: At the intersection of Duval St and Caroline Sts in Key West, FL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 33.474    W 081° 48.271
  24.5579    -81.80451666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMM0MH


In this house was born, lived and died Joseph Yates Porter, M.D. 1847-1927.

First health officer of the State of Florida, 1889-1917. Thirteenth president of the Florida Medical Association. Under his farsighted leadership, yellow fever and other epidemic diseases were eradicated. Perhaps no other person has exerted more influence upon the health of this state than Porter.

The Florida Medical Association