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    December 12, 2018

    Mercy Hospital opened 100 years ago during deadly flu epidemic

    PORTLAND — A deadly flu raged when the Catholic Church and its Sisters of Mercy launched an institution on Dec. 12, 1918. One newspaper headline at the time warned, “Well in the Morning and Dead at Night.” It was autumn of 1918 and Maine was in the grip of a vicious flu pandemic more deadly than […]


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