‘Cleaning up after the flu’ in American Hospital | Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine

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‘Cleaning up after the Flu’.

Disinfection of hospital blankets following outbreak of Spanish Influenza.

Scrapbook created by Gertrude Smith documenting her service as a nurse from 1918 to 1921 at Camp Mills, Long Island; Camp Pike, Arkansas; Walter Reed; and Camp Eustis, Virginia. Mostly photographs of nurses, hospitals, and patients, including images of the 1918 influenza epidemic; also news clippings, correspondence, programs, and a typescript history of Camp Mills.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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