Watch Chapter 1 of Influenza 1918.
A doctor stationed at Camp Devens, a military base near Boston, writes to a fellow physician of the conditions to be found there as influenza was making its presence felt.
The Philadelphia Bureau of Public Health had issued a bulletin about the so-called Spanish Influenza as early as July 1918.
San Francisco was spared during the first wave of influenza in the spring of 1918. But as the second wave took its toll on eastern cities, the city prepared for a possible onslaught.