I was going to do an episode about Spanish Flu in Nashville—I very well might at some other time—but instead I decided to look at what life was like in the city, and the country at large, in 1918. The two big stories of that year, in retrospect at least, is the end of what we now know at the First World War and the rise of Spanish Flu.
So let’s just say that this is a Spanish Flu adjacent episode in which I am going to visit pieces from the Tennessean from that time.
— Alex Steed
Includes citations from “Scenes From a Pandemic: Nashville 1918” by JR Lind.
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