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The Spanish Flu Epidemic in Southwest NH, 1918-1920 presented by Alan F. Rumrill
March 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
As the world, the United States, and Cheshire County deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it may be comforting to learn that our predecessors faced a surprising similar situation 100 years ago, and promptly saw life return to normal. How did the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 affect southwest New Hampshire and what comparisons can be made to the current epidemic? Alan Rumrill will provide a historical perspective on our current situation in this online program.
Dr. Caruso is a Family Physician who has provided primary care for the Keene, NH community for 23 years. He was the Family Medicine Chair at Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene from 1994 – 2005. From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Caruso served as Associate Medical Director at Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene after which he became the Medical Director of Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene and served from 2011 to 2015. He is now the CEO & President of
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Alan Rumrill is the executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. He has written hundreds of articles and 8 books on historical subjects and has made more than 1000 local history presentations. He is a native of Stoddard where his family has lived since 1770.