President's Address: "We Have Had Not Epidemics of Any Kind"
Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918
The crisis, if it were ever considered by the College a crisis at all, had abated by June 17, 1921, at least in the eyes of newly elected President Remsen Brinckerhoff Ogilby. He was pleased to report that while “two studensts [sic] have left college on account of injury and illness…on the whole the health of the student body has been good. We have had not epidemics of any kind.” Interestingly, the College’s budget proposal for 2022 makes no mention of “medical expenses” nor does it appear to have retained the positions of medical director and assistant medical director.
Remsen Brinckerhoff Ogilby; Trinity College Board of Trustees
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June 17, 1921
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