The severity of the influenza epidemic on campus created a great need for volunteers. The women of KU were quick to answer the call. Shown here are just a few of the faculty, staff and students who signed on to help care for the sick, some of them serving for the duration of the epidemic, and one who gave her life.
Lucy McLinden of Cedar Point, Kansas, was a sophomore at KU. She was working her way through school as a librarian in the Physiology Library. She was among the first to volunteer in the S.A.T.C. barracks when the epidemic started. She continued to work after developing flu symptoms. When she finally succumbed to the illness, her mother came to care for her. Lucy developed pneumonia, and died on Saturday, November 9, 1918.