Andrey (azangru) wrote,

A bit of medical history, via Hacker News. In 1979, the British Medical Journal published a letter, from one doctor to another, written in September 1918, four weeks, as it says, after the epidemic of the flu started. The style is lovely, and at times sounds very British, at times American ("there aint none nohow"). The letter is available here.

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