This article was published in the Review & Herald magazine on October 31, 1918. Dr. W. A. Ruble was the Secretary for the General Conference Medical Department. October was the deadliest month of the entire pandemic in the United States, and the points he makes in this article had a profound effect on me when I read it. Be inspired. Be challenged.
AFTER INFLUENZA, WHAT?
Our country at this time is passing through one of the most widespread and devastating pandemics that it has ever experienced. Gruesome accounts are given on every hand of cemeteries strewn with occupied coffins awaiting diggers to inter them; undertakers with dozens of bodies awaiting caskets; morgues taxed to their capacity, and additional buildings and even tents requisitioned for the overflow.