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Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918

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In "Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918" by Francis Edward Tourscher, readers are taken on a poignant and vivid journey through the harrowing experience of the influenza epidemic that devastated communities during the fall of 1918. Through the eyes of the dedicated sisters who worked tirelessly to care for the sick and dying, we witness the bravery, compassion, and selflessness that defined their heroic efforts.

Tourscher's writing is both haunting and compelling, painting a vivid picture of the chaos and despair that gripped the nation during this deadly outbreak. His meticulous attention to detail and powerful storytelling bring to life the fear, suffering, and loss that so many people faced during this dark time in history.

The bravery and sacrifice of the sisters who tended to the sick and comforted the dying is truly inspirational, serving as a reminder of the power of compassion and humanity in the face of tragedy. Their unwavering dedication to easing the suffering of others is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love and kindness.

Overall, "Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918" is a moving and powerful tribute to the unsung heroes of the influenza epidemic. Tourscher's poignant portrayal of this devastating chapter in history is both heartbreaking and uplifting, shedding light on a dark period with grace, compassion, and reverence.

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In 1918 over 2,000 Roman Catholic nuns left their convents in the Philadelphia area to nurse the sick and dying of the influenza epidemic. Twenty-three of the sisters died because of their ministrations. This is an account of their heroic work published in the American Catholic Historical Society Of Philadelphia, 1919. “Gathered and arranged from reports of personal experiences of the sisters and contributed by request of the compiler.” The compiler/author was an academic/priest at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Since there are no chapter headings, this recording uses the section headings of the book. - Summary by David Wales and book's subtitle

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