Victor Vaughan was no stranger to death and disease. Yet all that he had seen before paled in comparison to the swift and horrible death brought on by the influenza of 1918. In September, Vaughan, a former president of the American Medical Association, received urgent orders to proceed directly to Camp Devens outside of Boston. What Vaughan witnessed in the military changed his life forever and compelled him to question his very faith in medical science. Learn more with this biography from American Experience: "Influenza 1918."