A number of studies have been written about various aspects of Panzacola’s / Pensacola’s medical history during the colonial era, which encompasses the first Spanish period (1559-1763), the British era (1763-1781), and the second Spanish presence (1781-1821). This essay attempts to synthesize the disparate studies of hospitals, doctors, patients, medicines, illnesses, diseases, and medical practices of colonial Pensacola. The cumulative record indicates that, despite their best efforts, medical practitioners encountered numerous problems, among them a shortage of personnel, funds, and medicine, as well as the prevalent fevers, over which they had no control.
Coker, William S.
"Pensacola's Medical History: The Colonial Era, 1559-1821,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 77:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol77/iss2/5