Lessons from a Kansas graveyard: What a 1903 outbreak of diphtheria can teach us today

Lessons from a Kansas graveyard: What a 1903 outbreak of diphtheria can teach us today.

 

This cannot be repeated enough. Cemeteries in my area also have grave markers bearing the names of those who died in diphtheria outbreaks; my grandmother talked about surviving whooping cough. She also talked about how wonderful it was that none of her grandchildren had to suffer from it or diphtheria, thanks to vaccines. How soon we forget…

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