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American pandemic : the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic

Author: Nancy K Bristow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"Between the years 1918 and1920, influenza raged around the globe in the worst pandemic in recorded history, killing at least fifty million people, more than half a million of them Americans. Yet despite the devastation, this catastrophic event seems but a forgotten moment in our nation's past. American Pandemic offers a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the influenza outbreak. It sheds light on the
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy K Bristow
ISBN: 9780199811342 0199811342 9780190238551 0190238550
OCLC Number: 758391854
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Influenza has apparently become domesticated with us" : influenza, medicine and the public, 1890-1918 --
"The whole world seems up-side-down" : patients, families and communities confront the epidemic --
"Let our experience be of value to other communities" : public health experts, the people, and progrssivism --
"The experience was one I shall never forget" : doctors, nurses, and challenges of the epidemic --
"The terrible and wonderful experience" : forgetting and remembering the aftermath.
Responsibility: Nancy K. Bristow.
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