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Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918.
In October of 1918, Congress approved a $1 million budget for the U. S. Public Health Service to recruit 1000 medical doctors and over 700 registered nurses. Nurses were scarce, as their proximity to and interaction with the disease increased the risk of death.1918 Flu Epidemic