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September 16, 1918

Surgeon General Blue has conducted a national survey of influenza. The report characterizes the flu as having a sudden onset. The outbreak in Boston has spread to New London, CT, and is widespread in New York and Philadelphia.

Source: “Survey Determines Extent of Spanish Influenza in U.S.” Evening Star, Washington, District of Columbia, September 16, 1918. Page 3, Column 6.

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