The Spanish Influenza: a family’s story.
By Sue Bell. How many times over the last few months have we heard the words ‘Spanish flu’? We have heard them from historians reappraising its effect on the world; health professionals who have been making comparisons with its treatment and that of COVID-19; and statisticians comparing the grim rates of death. But what was the impact on individual families and the stories that have been told within these families about this time? My husband’s grandmother, Alida Sleewijk Visser (née … Continue reading