Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Influenza in Ireland

There’s a lovely hint of vibrancy in the latter part of this sentence. I enjoyed its determinate quality!

“Lowering the death rate must in the end cease and it is well to emphasise the fact that the object of public health is to prolong life to old age, not to secure immortality of terrestrial life. “

Influenza in Ireland. Feb 17, 1900. The British Medical Journal Vol 1. No 2042

(Note the date is 18 years before the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918)

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