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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

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Health

20th Century Extracts

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In this newspaper article the flu epidemic of 1918 is reported.

Influenza epidemic at its height in Manchester

The influenza in Manchester has reached an acute stage. For the last month, the number of sufferers and the rate of mortality have steadily increased, and this week illness has been more widespread than ever.

Medical authorities, however, regard the outbreak as having reached the culminating point, and anticipate a decline from now onwards. Last night, representatives of places of amusement in Manchester met Dr Niven and the chief constable, and decided not, at present, to admit children under fourteen to performances.

Meanwhile, doctors are unable to respond to all the calls made upon them. “We are only human,” said a doctor to a representative of the Manchester Guardian yesterday “and cannot do the impossible. It is inevitable that some people cannot be attended to at all.”

Interment of the Dead

A situation has arisen in connection with the interment of the dead which, it is stated, is a grave menace to the public health.

All the mortuaries are full. Undertakers, who have been working night and day, cannot keep pace with orders and, at cemeteries, the labour required for...


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