Remembering Nurses In The 1918 Flu Pandemic

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: From 1918 to 1921, an H1N1 influenza virus killed tens of millions of people around the globe. That pandemic first appeared in North Carolina in September 1918. Within weeks, thousands were sickened and many died. Governments shuttered schools, churches and other public places. Citizens were advised to wash their hands, use Vicks VapoRub, put Vaseline around their noses and to avoid kissing on the lips. Despite these efforts over 13,500 North Carolinians died during the pandemic.

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Pollitt, P. (2020). Remembering Nurses in the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Tar Heel Nurse. 2020;83(3):14. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2020
1918 Flu Pandemic, North Carolina, history, nursing

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