Dr Loring Vinton Miner

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Dr Loring Vinton Miner

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Death 30 Sep 1935 (aged 74–75)
Burial Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, USA
Plot Zone B, Lot 389, Space 2
Memorial ID 16336922 · View Source
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From an article about the 1918 flu, by John M. Barry in
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE ,|NOVEMBER 2017:
..."We cannot say for certain that that happened in 1918 in Haskell County, but we do know that an influenza outbreak struck in January, an outbreak so severe that, although influenza was not then a “reportable” disease, a local physician named Loring Miner—a large and imposing man, gruff, a player in local politics, who became a doctor before the acceptance of the germ theory of disease but whose intellectual curiosity had kept him abreast of scientific developments—went to the trouble of alerting the U.S. Public Health Service. The report itself no longer exists, but it stands as the first recorded notice anywhere in the world of unusual influenza activity that year. The local newspaper, the Santa Fe Monitor, confirms that something odd was happening around that time: “Mrs. Eva Van Alstine is sick with pneumonia...Ralph Lindeman is still quite sick...Homer Moody has been reported quite sick...Pete Hesser’s three children have pneumonia ...Mrs J.S. Cox is very weak yet...Ralph Mc-Connell has been quite sick this week...Mertin, the young son of Ernest Elliot, is sick with pneumonia,...Most everybody over the country is having lagrippe or pneumonia.”...


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 16336922
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Loring Vinton Miner (1860–30 Sep 1935), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16336922, citing Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by scrap (contributor 46566254) .