in Smith's Village


Because of the insanitary conditions which seem to have been normal in Smith Village, in part, certainly, as a result of the neglect by the city's authorities, there was always an assumption that the health of the residents would be compromised; while this seems to have been true in some respects, the people of Smith Village were sturdy folk, and overcame many of the threats to their health through natural resilience.



      Daily Gleaner, December 22, 1869 



Daily Gleaner, February 24, 1879 

[The Jamaican authorities were clearly annoyed
that, for whatever reasons, a young woman from Cuba, from an area where small-pox was present, had been admitted to Jamaica with a clean bill of health, and then developed the disease two weeks later.