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The Captain of the Men of Death: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part II
  It was so fast…the death. A person could be feeling good in the morning and by late that night, dead. Before death came the chilling horror and unbearable pain. By recorded accounts there was blood everywhere, on linens, clothes, pouring out of people’s nostrils, ears, and eyes, while others coughed it up. The cough was constant and so violent that abdominal muscles and muscles along the rib cage were torn apart. The skin would turn dark blue, so dark that early on, many people thought it was the return of the Bubonic plague (Black Death).  From autopsy of the lungs, physicians recorded having only seen lungs in such condition from two other causes: Weapons of war, seen following inhalation of poison gas; and a dreadfully virulent form of the bubonic plague called pneumonic plague, which kills approximately 90 percent of its victims—only these ripped the lungs apart in the way this influenza did.
   Today, there are several estimates of the death toll. But, the statistics cannot possibly convey the terror people felt. The first significant attempt to estimate the death toll was in 1927. Today’s media frequently quote the 1927 finding of “more than 20 million.” However, today studies show many more, at least 50 million and probably 100 million. There were nearly 20 million deaths on the Indian subcontinent alone. About 650,000 died in the United States, Mexico lost nearly four percent of the population, Russia seven percent. Huge but unknown numbers died in China. In Alaska and Africa, terrible things…entire villages were wiped out, heaps of bodies found, and then in Alaska…the starving dogs would come. As one physician, Victor Vaughn, former president of the American Medical Association stated, “If the epidemic continues…civilization could easily disappear…from the face of the earth within a matter of a few more weeks.”
   In early September, 1918, Camp Devens, Massachusetts,  thirty-five miles northwest of Boston, a camp built for thirty-six thousand men was over-crowded with about fifty thousand. A large number of soldiers were being treated for pneumonia. On September 7, a soldier from D Company, Forty-Second Infantry, was sent to the hospital. He ached so bad that he screamed when touched. He was a first treated for meningitis. The next day a dozen more soldiers from his company got sick. A few days go by and then in a single day 1,543 Camp Devens soldiers reported ill. Soon, bodies were piling up, averaging one hundred deaths per day. There were not enough coffins and besides, no one well enough to dig the graves.
   Next part III, the virus, where does it come from. Could it happen again?