Medicine: Flu Epidemic

Under mild and smiling western skies, an epidemic of influenza flared last week in California, swept into Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Apparently the virus was brought from Hawaii, which had been hit by flu. Worried citizens feared a repetition of the great pandemic of 1918-19, but the Army's Surgeon General James Carre Magee assured them that it was not the same sort of flu. Despite the wildfire contagion, symptoms everywhere were mild. Most of the victims had only slight fever, sniffles, headache, sore limbs, backache, a tight feeling in...

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