"Almost Hopeless in the Wake of the Storm": The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Oklahoma

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Article examines the impact of the Spanish flu epidemic on Oklahomans during 1918-1919. Nigel Anthony Sellars discusses the spread of the epidemic on a detailed level, identifying the medical institutions and professionals who sought to combat the epidemic as it spread from one Oklahoma city to another.

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26 p. : ill.

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Sellars, Nigel Anthony Spring 2001.

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  • Main Title: "Almost Hopeless in the Wake of the Storm": The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Oklahoma
  • Serial Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma

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Article examines the impact of the Spanish flu epidemic on Oklahomans during 1918-1919. Nigel Anthony Sellars discusses the spread of the epidemic on a detailed level, identifying the medical institutions and professionals who sought to combat the epidemic as it spread from one Oklahoma city to another.

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26 p. : ill.

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Abstract: In the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-1919, more than 550,000 Americans, including 7,350 Oklahomans, died from the disease. Communities and health professionals battled a contagion against which normal public health measures proved futile. Nigel Sellars provides a fascinating study, in human terms, of an outbreak that left everyone "almost hopeless in the wake of the storm."

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 79(1), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2001, pp. 36-61

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 79
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 36
  • Page End: 61

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Sellars, Nigel Anthony. "Almost Hopeless in the Wake of the Storm": The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Oklahoma, article, Spring 2001; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2016825/: accessed February 6, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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