Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Surgeon General Describes a New Disease: Spanish Influenza, 1918

“Gen. Blue Describes Spanish Influenza” from The Review, High Point, N.C., Sept. 19, 1918
Washington—The new disease, Spanish influenza, is thus described by Surgeon General Blue:
“People are stricken on the streets, while at work in factories, shipyards, offices or elsewhere. First, there is a chill, then a fever with temperature from 101 to 103, headache, backache, reddening and running of the eyes, pains and aches all over the body and general prostration. Persons so attacked should get to bed.”

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