Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

October 21, 1918

Click:  https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1918-10-21/ed-1/ for the day’s Evening Star

Daily influenza death toll drops to 61. The number of reported cases has dropped dramatically and the cases are milder.

Official express cautious optimism but headlines still read: “Little Present Prospect of Resuming the Activities Halted by the Epidemic”

Commissioner Brownlow is still bed-ridden but Dr. Mustard has resumed his duties at the Webster School.

Officials of the Girl Scouts of the District of Columbia are elated at the success of the diet kitchen they have established at Central High School. The kitchen was started three days ago. At the close of the second day! ‘supplies had been sent out to 157 per-sons suffering from Spanish influenza. The foods prepared included broths, custards, blanc mange, gelatine and soup upon special request of physicians and nurses.

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