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April 4, 1918

The deaths of 121 soldiers from pneumonia is widely reported, among 237 total noted by the Army Surgeon General. Twenty of the deaths were at Camp Pike, outside of Little Rock, AR. The report describes health conditions as "good," and death rates being "somewhat higher chiefly due to the prevalence of influenza, bronchitis, with complicating pneumonias." The Methodist Bishop of Philadelphia has offered himself to help the federal government ahead of the issuance of an expose on vice conditions in the military.

Source: "Pneumonia Claims Lives of 121 Soldiers," Philadelphia Evening Ledger, April 4, 1918. Page 7, Column 5.

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