In a few cases of mortality, it is possible to stand at the shoulder, as it were, of hospital staff and read the medical records, anecdotal and statistical, including autopsy reports, that document the ravages of the Spanish flu among the soldiers here. These public records are among the personnel files of Library and Archives Canada’s Soldiers of the First World War internet database. They could be the only extant local medical records of the pandemic.

Published March 25, 2018. Latest revision March 26, 2020..

One Reply to “Necrology”

  1. Prodigious work Peter! I wondered if Lizzie Mary Lena Grant was a relative, but after reading more about your Dad, it is probably not the case. As you aptly put it, if he had not survived, you wouldn’t be here, and I wouldn’t be commenting on your report, either. We have much to be thankful for when we consider the challenges our parents, and their parents took on. They did set the table!

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