Terribly severe though mercifully short : the episode of the 1918 influenza in British Malaya
Liew, Kai Khiun
Date of Issue2007
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
The influenza epidemic swept through our midst in September and October, unhappily with fatal consequences to a number of friends in the Tamil community. We are glad to say that though terribly severe while it lasted, its duration was mercifully short. On the other hand, the great news that the armistice has been signed filled us with unaccustomed joy.
Modern Asian studies
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