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The first and only statement on the influenza matter from the Board arises from President Luther '1870 indirectly, who in his June 20, 1919 report contends that the College had “been marked by general unrest, misunderstandings, complaints, schemes…

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Dr. Jerome G. Atkinson, another alumni, was among the last Trinity men reported to die of influenza according to his obituary in the Tripod in April 1920.

"Quarantine Lifted": An Extract from the Trinity Tripod
"Quarantine Lifted": an extract from the Trinity Tripod of November 5, 1918, reporting the end of the College's October quarantine. While the "influenza ban, which had restricted members of the S.A.T.C. [Students’ Army Training Camp] to the college…

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The Tripod also covered briefly the deaths of several alumni, reporting on Hamersley in October 1918, as well as Rev. Robert S. Hooper ’15, who was “stricken with influenza, which quickly developed into a fatal attack of pneumonia” on October 6.

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About: Dan Andrus, Peter Brinckerhoff, Larry Hawkins, Patrick Mitchell, Jeff Sturgess, Dusty Miller, John Bonee, Dave Gilbert, Bob Baker, Alan Farnell, James Webber, Witter Brooke

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The influenza seems to have inspired many quack medicines as an easy solution. This advertisement in the Courant demonstrates that various products would have been available to Trinity students around 1918.

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The 1916-1917 Trinity College Student Handbook, issued shortly before the pandemic, describes the medical care Trinity students could expect to receive:

“Students who are ill are at once visited by the Medical Director. In cases of serious…

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About: Kevin B. Anderson, Hugo J. Luke, Roberta Russell, Christopher Lees, Abdillahi Haji, and others

A chapter from George H. Napheys' The Physical Life of Woman: Advice to the Maiden, Wife, and Mother in which the author states his opposition to abortion

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During late April 1990, a panel discussion was held during a weekend program entitled "Coeducation at Trinity: Women Making a Difference" to mark the 20th anniversary of women matriculating as Trinity undergraduates. The panelists included Judy…

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Associate Editor of the Trinity Reporter, Kathy Frederick, informally interviewed Theodore D. Lockwood, President of Trinity College (1968-1981), during the fall of 1981. This is an excerpt from a series of remarks which were originally edited and…

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About: Christopher Lees, Keith Charles Pye, and Martin H. Williams

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The Hartford Courant, too, reported that “members of the Trinity College S.A.T.C. have been ordered to remain upon the college grounds until further notice because of the epidemic of Spanish influenza in the city.” It wasn’t clear if other members of…

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The original Hartford Times' caption read: "Students conduct meeting at Trinity College today attended by about 900 students and faculty members at which overwhelming voice vote approved undertaking campus poll to test sentiment for retaining Chuck…

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The first and only time the word “influenza” is explicitly stated in any official College publication is the January 1919 bulletin from the S.A.T.C., where the College references the quarantine and illness among the S.A.T.C. broadly:

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