The 1918 Influenza Outbreak in Harrisburg
- Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
- Penn State University Press
- Volume 87, Number 1, Winter 2020
- pp. 148-154
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When Spanish influenza broke out in Harrisburg in 1918, it naturally concerned City Beautiful reformers who had underscored clean water and advocated public health. This study of the outbreak and responses to it through documents and new digital tools sheds light on the local spatial and demographic patterns of those affected by the disease in Pennsylvania's capital city.