Watch Chapter 1 of Influenza 1918.
As a doctor during the Spanish-American War, Vaughan witnessed the devastating effects of typhoid. But that paled in comparison to the horrible death brought on by influenza in 1918.
Watch a video interview with Dr. Alfred Crosby, author of Epidemic and Peace 1918: America's Forgotten Pandemic.
In the spring of 1918, as the nation mobilized for war, Private Albert Gitchell reported to an army hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, a disease doctors knew little about.