This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
From the news of the past 27th of this month, it reported of the great spread of the Spanish sickness [Spanish flu] at the Sugar Plantation of Makaweli on Kauai, and the number of those who contracted this sickness reached five hundred people, rising sharply every day. And twelve died of this sickness and pneumonia. Continue reading →
Since the appeal from the local chapter of the Red Cross was made through the columns of the Post-Herald for more workers to help make Flu masks, a suggestion has been made that the Red Cross might be able to obtain valuable assistance if the Hilo High School and the Union School girls of the higher grade were appealed to give one hour, daily, after school hours, to the making of masks. Continue reading →
From the reports we constantly receive from the Board of Health every day, the Influenza sickness, also known by the name the “flu” is spreading all over, but there are not many deaths, like what is understood about this sickness in places far away from Hawaii.
In the month of January past, there were one-hundred and sixty-five deaths in Honolulu, almost 50 or more over the monthly average for some years past, as per the report from the Board of Health. The estimated population of the city of Honolulu is about 75,000. Continue reading →
Honolulu, July 9, The Board of Health announced the release of 30 leprosy patients from Kalihi, those who were recently treated by the new medicinal oil researched by Professor Dean of the University of Hawaii, and these released patients will return to their homes, and right after being examined by the Board of Medical Examiners [Papa Komisina o na Kauka]. Also announced by the Board of Health that perhaps no more patients will be sent to Kalaupapa in the future if they go to Kalihi at the right time and are treated by this new method. Continue reading →
Car Skids and Goes Over 150 Foot Precipice—Wife and Child Narrowly Escape With Their Lives.
The Wilcox party had been spending the day, Sunday, June 20, at Kokee, at the C. H. Wilcox place, and left for home early in the afternoon. They were in three cars—the Misses Wilcox in advance, the C. H. Wilcox family next, and the Crawfords and Mrs. P. L. Rice, last. Continue reading →
As against 1458 cases of influenza for March, there have been only 31 cases reported for the city this month, an average of a little over two cases a day. For this week, there were three cases on Saturday, none on Sunday, two on Monday, Continue reading →
These are the signs of the Flu: a headache, sore throat, red eyes and muscle aches, but the back has the most pain. Sometimes, the pain is not severe and other times it is; and after three days of this then it begins to get better. These signs of the flu are not harmful to a person, but what is harmful is coming down with pneumonia after the Flu; and three days pass by and the person feels a little better and he thinks he is cured, and goes about outside and that is when pneumonia strikes. The only way a person will not get pneumonia is by laying down quietly and keeping warm and eating appropriate foods. You should not eat beef and fish; tea and coffee [??? ume kapa]. Continue reading →