Title

Brief article about a pandemic of the Spanish Flu in 1918, that took 21 million

Authors

Matthew Barker

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

6-2003

Additional Date Information

Summerguide 2003

Pages

145

Abstract

Brief article about a pandemic of the Spanish Flu in 1918, that took 21 million lives worldwide, including hundreds of Portlanders. Maine's churches and dance halls were especially dangerous, leading to the deaths of over 4,000 Mainers by the end of the year. Schools such as Portland School of Fine Arts and Colby College kept their doors closed during the fall of 1918. The plague continued unabated until December 1918, and by the following month, some sense of normalcy had returned to daily life.

Subjects

Diseases, Epidemics, Influenza

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