The mystery of a 1918 veteran and the flu pandemic


By Ruth Craig, Emerita Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dartmouth College. Beds with patients in an emergency hospital in Camp Funston, Kansas, during the influenza epidemic around 1918. National Museum of Health and Medicine., CC BY Vaccination is underway for the 2017-2018 seasonal flu, and next year will mark the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed roughly 40 million people.

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