ONE MAN KNEW
True West|June 2020
According to an excellent book, The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, the deadliest plague in history—1918-1919—started in Haskell County, Kansas, and one man, Dr. Loring Miner, knew firsthand about it, because many of his patients were dying, but no one would listen.
Bob Boze Bell

He issued a warning, published in Public Health Reports to alert health officials to this new outbreak and it is the first reference to the outbreak on public record.

And then, in March of 1918, the disease disappeared. The schools reopened and the locals went back to work. And everyone turned their attention to the war in Europe.

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