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Influenza Precautions, Then and Now. Guest Blogger Dr. Tom Ewing of Virginia Tech compares public health guidance from 1918 and today. Photo: Illustrated Current News, October 18, 1918.

Influenza Precautions, Then and Now. Guest Blogger Dr. Tom Ewing of Virginia Tech compares public health guidance from 1918 and today. Photo: Illustrated Current News, October 18, 1918.

A 1944 Montreal calendar featuring members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, the Canadian Women's Army Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women's Division).

A 1944 Montreal calendar featuring members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, the Canadian Women's Army Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women's Division).

In September 1919, the Virginia State Board of Health provided these tips to avoid the flu and other illnesses.This particular flyer came on the heels of the Spanish Influenza of 1918- 1919, the deadliest pandemic in human history.

In September 1919, the Virginia State Board of Health provided these tips to avoid the flu and other illnesses.This particular flyer came on the heels of the Spanish Influenza of 1918- 1919, the deadliest pandemic in human history.

1918 flu

1918 flu

the influenza pandemic of 1918

the influenza pandemic of 1918

"The Royal Mob" - Queen Victoria with all of her children and grandchildren from the various royal houses of Europe

"The Royal Mob" - Queen Victoria with all of her children and grandchildren from the various royal houses of Europe

The other Queen mother: She spent two years in an asylum, then became a nun. A new documentary explores the unconventional life of the Queen’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2189197/The-Queen-mother-She-spent-years-asylum-nun-A-new-documentary-explores-unconventional-life-Queen-s-mother-law-Princess-Alice.html

The other Queen mother: She spent two years in an asylum, then became a nun. A new documentary explores the unconventional life of the Queen’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2189197/The-Queen-mother-She-spent-years-asylum-nun-A-new-documentary-explores-unconventional-life-Queen-s-mother-law-Princess-Alice.html

The medicine depot in Cathedral Square where the Government standard influenza medicine was supplied 1918

The medicine depot in Cathedral Square where the Government standard influenza medicine was supplied 1918

The legend of Blenda (also known as Blendasägnen) tells us of the nobel viking heroine Blenda, who allegedly rallied up hundreds of women from the towns of Konga, Albo, Kinnevald, Norrvidinge and Uppvidinge to form an army and brutally kill Danish warriors (approximately between 500 – 750 B.C.)

The legend of Blenda (also known as Blendasägnen) tells us of the nobel viking heroine Blenda, who allegedly rallied up hundreds of women from the towns of Konga, Albo, Kinnevald, Norrvidinge and Uppvidinge to form an army and brutally kill Danish warriors (approximately between 500 – 750 B.C.)