Among the most distinguished names of Floridians who have been honored with the position as chief magistrate of the state stands the name of Francis Philip Fleming. Notable and conspicuous as were his many public services unquestionably that of the establishment of a State Board of Health exceeded all others, since this service has proven of immeasurable benefit to the state and also to the country at large in preventing the introduction of epidemic diseases from other lands.
Society, Florida Historical
"In Memoriam: Francis Philip Fleming,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol2/iss1/5