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Letters From 1918 Speak Volumes as Ebola Threat Looms

Because of the Ebola threat now facing the United States and the world, I thought I’d share links to three letters written during the influenza epidemic of 1918 that killed more than 50 million people worldwide. After reading them, I think you’ll agree they speak volumes about man’s ability to deal with adversity.

Click to download nurse's letter (PDF).

Click to download nurse’s letter (PDF).

Links to the letters appear below:

Letter from nurse to her friend at the Haskell Indian Nations University, Kansas, October 17, 1918;

Letter from visiting doctor reporting situation to superintendent, Albuquerque Day School, New Mexico, December 20, 1918; and

Record book of patients in South Beach, Washington hospital, 1918. Army Air Corps.

To view several images from the same time period, visit the National Archives page, THE DEADLY VIRUS: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

See also: Missouri Doctor Says ‘CDC IS LYING!’

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