Army Chaplains and the Epidemic

McNamara, Bernard J.
November 1918
America;11/23/1918, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p151
The article discusses the efforts of army chaplains in the U.S. to help patients during the epidemic of influenza in 1918. It examines the condition in a Southern army camp, wherein an army of soldiers have suffered from the disease. It also explores the important role played by the priests, who made volunteer work at the camp. Moreover, it emphasizes the significance of the priests as the spiritual helpers of the sufferers as well as how they were admired by the patients and the doctors.


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