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..