High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Aug 22 1976, Page 8

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Doctor recalls effects of epidemic in 1918 Fayetteville apr. Of. Parker was just beginning his residency at a Fayetteville Hospital in 1918 when an epidemic of influenza was causing widespread sickness and death around the Globe the 91-year-old Parker who now lives in Hinton remembers that flu season 58 years ago As a particularly severe one primarily because of the Large number of people who were transients in town with no family to nurse them i had just graduated from the medical College of Virginia and was starting my residency at Highsmith Hospital Parker recalled at his Home this week. Although the first wave of the influenza pandemic of 1918 occurred in the Winter and Spring of 1917-18, with numerous outbreaks in Spain Parker s first vivid memory of the flu in Fayetteville was in the late summer and Early fall of 1918 by this time Many areas of the world had already fallen victim of the disease about 50 per cent of the world s population had taken sick or died according to a medical researcher in Boston. It was estimated that about 20 million had died. At first i remember All the medical and nursing personnel went Down with the influenza All. That is except me and one nurse a Parker said the Hospital closed while Parker and the nurse cared for their colleagues. A so Many of the doctors in Fayetteville that fall were sick that the health department gave me a Ford roadster to help me get around town and some parts of the county to do what i could for the sick a he said. A there were no remedies like penicillin to Cope with the infections. There was Little we could do for most of the sick except help make them comfortable and try to keep them in in Fayetteville construction of it. Bragg by the . Army was at its height when the influenza struck a the town was full of people who were working on the construction and in office jobs at it Parker remembered. A fall the available rooms in town were full in one old House a Large room had four double Beds in it with eight sick men. They had no family to nurse them or feed them. A it was extremely virulent. The influenza struck everyone Young and old sick and healthy and All we could do was try to make them comfortable Parker has volunteered his time to help inoculate people against a possible Swine flu outbreak. He s in favor of the mass inoculation program which begins in North Carolina oct. I the first mass immunization program will take place in Cherokee county and move eastward a the Only Way to prevent another situation like the flu of 1918 is for everyone to prepare and get the Swine flu shots he said a give the people the facts done to try scaring them and Hope they have the sense to do what a right a if you prepare yourself for the enemy to attack you Are less Likely to have a War tropical storm experts study Cycle question Miami a although the East coast spared severe tropical weather for the past several years has been hit by a Hurricane and tropical storm within the past two weeks an expert said saturday it s too Early to know if an expected switch in the storms Cycle has arrived for the past 15 years most severe hurricanes have formed Over the deep Atlantic Between Africa and the Leeward islands and then moved West into the Gulf of Mexico. But or. Neil Frank director of the National Hurricane Center and other forecasters have been on the Lookout in recent years for a change in the Cycle a a change that could bring major hurricanes to the populous Atlantic coast. A when we plot it up the major hurricanes that came in the 1960s and 70s have All been in the Gulf of Mexico Quot Frank said. A in the 1950s, the major hurricanes came up the East coast a seven moved up during those years. There was Only one exception a he said the cycles seem to last 10-15 years. A but keep in mind that what we Are talking about is major hurricanes Quot Frank said. A Dottle was just a tropical storm. Belle was a major Hurricane when it was offshore but when it hit Long Island it was a minimal tropical storm Dottle formed this past week Over key West dumped drenching Rains on South Florida and then moved North along the East coast. It came ashore near Charleston s c., Friday evening bringing heavy rain to parts of the mid Atlantic coast before breaking up Hurricane Belle formed earlier this month East of the Bahamas and moved Over Long Island aug. 9. At least three deaths and $12 million in insured losses were attributed to the Hurricane. Tropical storm Candice was moving through the open North Atlantic saturday and a Strong tropical depression located East of the Leeward islands was moving toward the Northwest Frank said that until several major hurricanes form forecasters will not know if the expected change in Cycle has arrived a August to september is the height of the Hurricane he said a until we see some pattern forming Well just take them one at a your Friendly first Quot. 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