The Progress of the World
Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary
Disease, Public Health, Statistics
Records that it has been 'a black month of death. The malarial fever which is called the Influenza has become epidemic in Western Europe', and in London alone 'the epidemic may be regarded as having swept off 5,000 lives last month' (113). Also reports how 'Dr. Richardson calculates' that in every year '33,000,000 of the human race are transferred from the realm of the living to the pale shades of death [...] the silent havoc of nature thus exceeding in one year all the carnage of all the wars of a hundred years' (114).
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