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October 13, 1918

575 die in from influenza Philadelphia in a single day, 2,235 in week. The director of Catholic Charities dispenses carts to pick up bodies for temporary burial. The line for death certificates at the Coroners office stretches throughout the corridors.

Source: “Grip Kills 575 in Day in Philadelphia,” The Sun, New York, New York, October 13, 1918. Page 14, Column 3.

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