John Erskine en John Erskine <p>Dr. John Erskine was buried in Elmwood Cemetery on September 17, 1878. Dr Erskine was a native of Alabama.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He and his older brother moved to Memphis in the </span>1850s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to practice medicine. He served as a surgeon during the Civil War.</span></p><p>Returning to Memphis after that, he became interested in public health and was appointed the city health officer. He was one of the 110 doctors who tended to the sick and dying during the deadly Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:32:00 +0000 Steve Pike 20314 at John Erskine