Pandemic Nursing: The 1918 Influenza Outbreak

In honor of National Nurses Month, we're turning the spotlight on the work of nurses during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Today’s post comes from Jen Hivick, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The 1918 influenza pandemic, also known as the “Spanish Flu” because newspapers in Spain were some … Continue reading Pandemic Nursing: The 1918 Influenza Outbreak


Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. When it comes to casualty statistics, we often compare wars. In World War II, it's estimated that 50 million were killed. During the Civil War, over a half million people lost their lives. In World War I, nearly 16 million were … Continue reading Gesundheit!