Back to All Events

January 2, 1918

As 1918 begins Surgeon General Rupert Blue issued a public warning to follow health instructions on respiratory illness. Influenza is reported to be “in subsidence.” The war regulation of everyday life is apparent in the call for “self-denial” to ensure there is bread enough for the troops fighting in France. 

Source: “US Health Service Issues Warning Okolona Messenger, Okolona, Mississippi, January 2, 1918.











Earlier Event: January 1
January 1, 1918
Later Event: January 3
January 3, 1918