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Samuel Crumbine

(1862-1954)

  • Moved from Pennsylvania to Ford County to practice medicine in 1880s
  • State secretary of health for 20 years
  • Launched public awareness campaigns for tuberculosis, elimination of houseflies and rats, and water and sanitary sewage control
  • Abolished community drinking cup and credited with creating modern fly swatter

Find more information about Samuel Crumbine on Kansapedia.

In 2011, Samuel Crumbine was selected to be one of the 25 Famous Kansans by Governor Brownback's Blue Ribbon Panel for Kansas History.

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