Influenza 1918 is more than just a historical narrative; it examines the medical community's response and the elements which made the flu so deadly on so many levels.
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Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives, more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event
Influenza 1918 : The Worst Epidemic in American History.
Influenza 1918 : The Worst Epidemic in American History. Influenza 1918 is the true story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known - a deadly virus that made its silent appearance 80 years ago at the start of World War I and went on to take the lives of over 600,000 Americans. In one month alone, October 1918, over 195,000 Americans were stricken with the disease and died. In Philadelphia, the city could not cope - the dead were left in gutters and stacked in caskets on front porches.
The 1918 influenza pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920; colloquially known as Spanish flu) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people around the world,. It infected 500 million people around the world, including people on remote Pacific islands and in the Arctic. Probably 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million (three to five percent of Earth's population at the time) died, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in human history
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Influenza 1918,. Author: Lynette Izzoni. The focus of the book lies not in medical or scientific thought, but rather in individual experience. Publisher: TV Books, March 1999. Purple Death: The Mysterious Flu of 1918.