The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918.
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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

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An estimated 650,000 Americans lost their lives to the infamous and tragic 1918-1919 influenza epidemic. Read the stories of the places, the people, and the organizations that battled the epidemic at this digital encyclopedia.