This letter comes from the collection of E. Sheldon Jones, whose father, I.E. Jones, was the Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Maryland in 1918. For more information on the collection, visit here.
This extensive encyclopedia of archival material from the 1918 Influenza comes from the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine and Michigan Publishing.
The CDC’s Pandemic Flu Storybook provides readers with a look at the impact pandemic flu events have had on both survivors and the families and friends of non-survivors. These stories are not folklore, but personal recollections. This collection of stories was first released in 2008 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic.
Published by U.S. Public Health Service (1918)
[See "Influenza Encyclopedia" at left for a large collection of digitized documents from the Heath Service on this topic.]
U.S. Public Heath Service Sept, 1918
Extensive statistics and information on actions of U.S. Public Health Service to the epidemic
(see Table of Contents)
Report on the Pandemic of Influenza 1918-1919 [ Ministry of Heath, Great Britain]
Medical Dept. of the U.S. in the World War- V.9 (communicable and other diseases) Chapt. 2
The Mary Ann Pieper Collection (2019.076) includes handwritten letters between a father working in Baltimore and his family back in Pocomoke City. The 98 pages of letters were written in 1918 and mention the impact of the 1918 Influenza on Marylanders. The earlier letters have brief mentions of friends and neighbors having colds, but the later letters directly mention the pandemic-including this October 9 letter recommending masks. All the letters are not focused on the pandemic, so you might have to dig through them.
Public Health Reports vol. 35, no. 37, 1920, pp. 2155–2161.
Colon, Ann, RN. American Journal of Nursing v.19 #8 p. 605-606.
Experiences in Michigan logging camp.
Westerphal, Mary E. (Assistant Superintendent in the Visiting Nurse Association, Chicago)
Public Health Nurse, v.11 #2 (1919) p. 129-133.
Article from "The Lancet" 10/26/18 p. 567
E. Oliver Ashe, South African Medical Journal 1/11/1919 p. 6-8
Brief interview with U.S. Navy Nurse about her experiences caring for soldiers during epidemic
Navy Medicine, v.77#3 (1986) p. 18-19
Survey (Magazine) 1918;41:367–9
Cumming, J. G. (1920). American Journal of Public Health and the Nation's Health, 10, 576-582.