There was anxiety in every home in Battle Creek. Would the dread disease strike and lay low some of the precious children?

Then it happened! In the first week of February two of James and Ellen White's three boys complained of severe sore throats and high fever; they could hardly utter a wordóundeniable, frightening symptoms. They had diphtheria.

Date start: 1863-02-01 00:00:00
Date end: 1863-02-28 00:00:00