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Report from Washington, D. C., October 19, 1918, on Pandemic

During the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918-1920 the death toll worldwide reached 20 million including 548,000 Americans in 10 months. Compared to 20 million…


PATRON + In 1918, Surgeon General said flu epidemic over, while statistics reported increase death rate

(Transcribed from The Weekly Herald (Wetumpka, Alabama, December12, 1918) STATISTICS SHOW INCREASED MORTALITY FROM INFLUENZA Notwithstanding the newspaper quotations from Surgeon General Blue to…

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A personal letter written from Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama on October 21, 1918 about the Flu Pandemic

In the following transcribed letter, Lucy describes her work to her son in the influenza ward at the Camp Sheridan hospital. Transcribed letter from…