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Military corps and hospital staff. 1918

Military corps and hospital staff. 1918

Title

Military corps and hospital staff. 1918

Description

A military corps and hospital staff formal portrait in front of the Student Services Building. Eighteen uniformed men, fourteen uniformed female nurses, and one man in a suit are posed for the photograph.
In October 1918 influenza broke out on campus. There were 1250 cases at one time. The wing of the college hospital, opened in April, was used exclusively for pneumonia cases. State Gym, a church basement, and dwelling houses became improvised flu wards. The campus was placed under strict quarantine, and passes were required for travel between the Fourth Ward and the downtown district. All work was suspended for a week and the schedule was more or less broken the rest of the quarter by recurring outbreaks of the malady. From October 8, 1918, to November 27, 1918, 51 deaths were reported in the corps; 25 in the collegiate section, and 26 in the mechanical detachment.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

RS 13/16/E.WWOne.1108-6-2

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1918
2005-05-23

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
25.7 x 16.8 cm

Type

Still Image (grayscale)
Image

Identifier

13-16-E.WWOne.1108-6-2
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/250