Amid a smallpox epidemic in Schuylkill County, a newspaper editor threw up their hands at those who refused to be vaccinated, despite very real danger.
George Keiser died of typhoid fever in 1863. He was 17 and had just returned from service in the Pennsylvania militia during the Civil War.
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
And a call-to-action to prepare for a new wave of influenza in the autumn of 1919.
Medical officials and public school administrators worked together to enforce a mandate that students receive the smallpox vaccine in 1855.
An October 1918 PSA from the Pennsylvania state government told residents how to avoid pandemic influenza, or if necessary, how to treat it.
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
In 1910, an epidemic of scarlet fever spun out of control in the Coal Region community of Lykens and left a trail of bodies in its wake.
A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.
The blog's focus on the 1918 influenza pandemic has been featured in the Pottsville Republican-Herald.