Apr 20, 2009

Spanish flu epidemic in York: 'People died one right after the other'

(YTS) - York Hospital had no ambulances except a horse-drawn carriage in 1918.
That was particularly problematic in this year of the pandemic Spanish flu.
"(B)ut even if there had been one, it could not have taken all of the stricken to the hospital; there was simply no room for all of them there," Florence La Rose Ames wrote in "That Sovereign Knowledge."
That history detailing the hospitals first hundred years starting in 1880 made several points about the homefront flu battle: Continued

Photo: Walter Reed Hospital Flu Ward (Library of Congress).