The College of Physicians adopted a series of eleven preventive measures for the city of Philadelphia on August 26, 1793:
Avoid every infected person, as much as possible.
Avoid fatigue in body and mind. Don’t stand or sit in a draft, or in the sun, or in the evening air.
Dress according to the weather. Avoid intemperance. Drink sparingly of wine, beer, or cider.
When visiting the sick, use vinegar or camphor on your handkerchief, carry it in smelling bottles, use it frequently.
Somehow mark every house with sickness in it, on the door or window.
Place your patients in the center of your biggest, airiest room, in beds without curtains. Change their clothes and bed linen often. Remove all offensive matter as quickly as possible.
Stop the tolling of the bells at once.
Bury the dead in closed carriages, as privately as possible.
Clean the streets, and keep them clean.
Stop building fires in your houses, or on the streets. They have no useful effect. But burn gunpowder. It clears the air. And use vinegar and camphor generally.
Most important of all, let a large and airy hospital be provided near the city, to receive poor people stricken with the disease who cannot otherwise be cared for.