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‘The Blue Death’—the influenza epidemic of 1918

The ‘Great Influenza Epidemic’ reached its height in the last quarter of 1918, though there had been a noticeable increase in influenza cases in the preceding year.  As the virus became more virulent, some patients developed complications, notably pneumonia or meningitis, for … Continue reading

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A tribute to The Springbok Blue

When, some years ago, I first started to research the South African Military Hospital, the reaction of many local residents to the news that there had ever been a hospital in Richmond Park was a sceptical raised eyebrow.   Last year, … Continue reading

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