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Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Newspaper headlines: "Huns being driven from Belgium" and "Public meetings banned by public health officer"
Front page of Ann Arbor's Daily Times News, October 16, 1918

Dr. John A. Wessinger Enjoys Role As City Health Officer, July 1947

Dr. John A. Wessinger Enjoys Role As City Health Officer, July 1947 image
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Ann Arbor News, July 19, 1947
Caption
When Dr. John A. Wessinger, Ann Arbor's apparently ageless health officer (he'll be 87 next month), was a young country doctor, he made his wintry rounds in a horse-drawn cutter (above), swathed in furs against the cold. Today he occupies an office on E. Huron St. near the city hall where he studies municipal health problems (below) and is "beginning to think about retiring" after serving the city 40 years.

Country Doctor John A. Wessinger Makes Rounds in Horse-Drawn Sleigh (copy), July 1947

Country Doctor John A. Wessinger Makes Rounds in Horse-Drawn Sleigh (copy), July 1947 image
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Ann Arbor News, July 19, 1947
Caption
When Dr. John A. Wessinger, Ann Arbor's apparently ageless health officer (he'll be 87 next month), was a young country doctor, he made his wintry rounds in a horse-drawn cutter (above), swathed in furs against the cold. Today he occupies an office on E. Huron St. near the city hall where he studies municipal health problems (below) and is "beginning to think about retiring" after serving the city 40 years.

City Health Officer Dr. John A. Wessinger Retires, June 1950

City Health Officer Dr. John A. Wessinger Retires, June 1950 image
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Ann Arbor News, June 29, 1950
Caption
Dr. John A. Wessinger (above), 89-year-old city health officer, will retire Saturday after 44 years of service in the post. County Health Director Otto K. Engelke will then take over joint duties as both city and county health officer under a plan authorized early this year by the City Council and the Board of Supervisors. Except for a one-year break, Dr. Wessinger has served as Ann Arbor's health officer since 1905.

Mayor William E. Brown Presents a Gift to Dr. John A. Wessinger, March 1949

Mayor William E. Brown Presents a Gift to Dr. John A. Wessinger, March 1949 image
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Ann Arbor News, February 4, 1948
Caption
CITY OFFICIAL HONORED: Dr. John A. Wessinger (right), city health officer for 44 years, was given a scroll signed by his fellow city officials and thanking him for "long years of pleasant association" with them. Presentation was made by Mayor William E. Brown (left) at a luncheon yesterday.

Eight Deaths From 14 Cases of Pneumonia

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December
Year
1918
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Five Deaths From The Flu Overnight

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1
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November
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1918
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