By Eugene Byrne
New Series No.2 2019 Page 75-82
Despite having little commemoration, the 1918-19 Spanish Flu pandemic was one of Bristol’s most devastating disasters. On November 11, 1918, Ellen Way died by jumping from a window during a delirium caused by influenza. At least another 1500 people would die from influenza in Bristol. Eugene Byrne’s article considers the impact of the flu on everyday life in Bristol, and explores the role and response of Dr D. S Davies in preventing the spread of Spanish Flu.
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