Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Flu Pandemic

This photograph was taken in 1918, and shows two nurses treating a victim of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. The first confirmed case of this outbreak occurred on this day, March 11, in the year 1918. While this pandemic is largely forgotten today, it is estimated that 50 to 100 million people died worldwide, making it one of the most deadly pandemics in history.

2 comments:

  1. The standing nurse looks so defeated. I wonder what happened to her.

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  2. I did my graduate thesis on the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

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