October 14: more deaths and soon come the anti-maskers, etc.

By Joanne Doucette

Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait of the Artist with the Spanish Flu (1919)
More Flu deaths at the training camp at Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Gazette, October 14, 1918
Personal protective devices, home-made by medical staff themselves
Flu deaths in Ontario The Gazette, Oct. 14, 1918
Medical authorities warned the public…
…but early on the information was not always correct, undermining credibility
American anti-mask rally, 1919 Public Domain
Edvard Munch, The Scream
Sled dogs rescue man Globe, February 1, 1919
Andrew Coulter, 128 Curzon St Toronto Star, March 12, 1919
Andrew Coulter, 128 Curzon St Toronto Star, March 12, 1919
Many simply stayed home and coped as best they could
People wiped surfaces rigorously with strong disinfectants, Saturday Evening Post, March 29, 1919
Promises, promises
Statistics deaths in Toronto for 1918, Toronto Star, May 15 1919
In this the second wave, hospitals quickly filled up again and the shortage of nurses was again acute.
The Pandemic’s impact on the supply chain, Globe, January 2, 1919
Flu back in Toronto The Gazette, Jan. 12, 1920
Mixing different kinds of vaccines to combat the Pandemic, The Canada Lancet, April, 1919
The official voice of Canadian doctors, Canada Lancet, supporting vaccination, November 1919
Dr. Charles Hastings, appointed by the Province of Ontario and not answerable to Toronto City Council, strongly supported vaccinations
Anti Vaccination League, Toronto Star, November 18, 1919 Dr. Hastings, the City’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, supported compulsory vaccination. Vaccines against influenza had been invented but were not widely available.
Anti-vaccination Rally on the Steps of the Toronto City Hall
Globe, November 20, 1919
Globe, November 20, 1919
Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait of the Artist after the Spanish Flu 1919
Inside cover, Maclean’s, April 2, 1955: a cartoon criticizing people who diagnosed themselves and picked and chose new medicines according to their misconceptions

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Welcome to the Leslieville Historical Society's website. Please feel free to join us, to ask questions, to attend walking tours and other events, and to celebrate Leslieville's past while creating our future. Guy Anderson, President, Leslieville Historical Society and Joanne Doucette, local historian and webmaster.

One thought on “October 14: more deaths and soon come the anti-maskers, etc.

  1. So, so good, thanks.

    On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 11:22 PM Leslieville Historical Society wrote:

    > Leslieville Historical Society posted: ” By Joanne Doucette Edvard Munch, > Self-Portrait of the Artist with the Spanish Flu (1919) More Flu deaths at > the training camp at Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Gazette, October 14, 1918 > Personal protective devices, home-made by medical staff thems” >

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