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The Spanish Flu - 1918

The First Wave

In January of 1918, Dr. Loring Miner began to see more patients than usual in his Kaskell County, Kansas office. The reason for this was due to a particularly nasty flu bug running around town and the outlying farmsteads. 2,229 more words

Sierra Leone

Kill the fear the cabal is ramping up around disease: It's a direct chute inot martial law . . . my deep thanks to a reader, E.

Everywhere I’m reading about disease/s! I’ve not been picking up the headlines, because until just yesterday, I didn’t get the very likely false flag aspect of this ‘story’ we’re being fed: 2,069 more words


Sympathy Saturday - At the Heart of the Flu Epidemic

The subject of today’s post is not a blood relation, but her loss must surely have been a great tragedy for her husband and son, my first cousin three times removed and second cousin twice removed. 297 more words

Blogging Prompts

Medicine in a Rural Farming Community in 1920s Missouri

Separator by mallala museum on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

by Crane-Station

This essay is a true story about medicine, childbirth and injuries in a rural farming community in Missouri in the 1920s as told by Letty Owings, age 89. 938 more words


Week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge: Different Kinds of Horror

It was September 1918.

The Brownie made a clicking noise. I quickly turned my attention from the house and stared at my intruder.

“I’m sorry,” he said, confronted with the tears on my face, “forgive me… I saw you from the road. 590 more words

My Fiction

1918: Silence at the Historical Society of Delaware : The Influenza Pandemic

In October 1918 Wilmington was gripped by an influenza pandemic (sometimes referred to as the Spanish Influenza). The records relating to the Historical Society of Delaware are silent at this time – likely because at the height of the pandemic schools were closed, curfews were imposed, and all public gatherings were forbidden for most of October.   221 more words

150 Years In 150 Days