1,000 New cases of influenza here – Jan. 23, 1920

January 2nd, 2022 Posted in Front Page News, Press

1,000 New cases of influenza here – Jan. 23, 1920


What a coincidence that Prohibition was declared on January 17, 1920, and on January 23, 1920, the NYC Health Commissioner, Royal S. Copeland, urged druggists to sell whiskey to treat patients that had the influenza. The whiskey by prescription program was quickly acted upon by criminals and many were arrested. In 1923, Dr. Copeland became a Senator for New York State. Please read the interesting biography of Dr. Copeland in the link below, specifically how he handled the influenza epidemic.
Jorge
Prohibition in the United States
Jan 17, 1920 – Dec 5, 1933
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