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Pandemic 1918 : eyewitness accounts from the greatest medical holocaust in modern history

Author: Catharine Arnold
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Before HIV or Ebola, there was the Spanish flu--this narrative history marks the one hundredth anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history. In January 1918, as World War I raged on, a new and terrifying virus began to spread across the globe. In three successive waves, from 1918 to 1919, influenza killed more than 50 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers referred to it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Arnold
ISBN: 9781250139436 1250139430
OCLC Number: 1001319515
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Michael O'Mara Books Limited."--Title page verso.
Description: 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: An ill wind --
A victim and a survivor --
"Knock me down" fever --
The killer without a name --
The invisible enemy --
One deadly summer --
Know thy enemy --
The fangs of death --
Like fighting with a ghost --
Eye of the storm --
A winding sheet and a wooden box --
The Spanish Lady goes to Washington --
"You can't do anything for flu" --
"Native daughter dies" --
The fatal voyage --
Ship of death --
"Like a thief in the night" --
The dying fall --
Armistice Day --
Black November --
Aftermath --
"Viral archaeology" --
The Hong Kong connection --
Secrets of the grave.
Responsibility: Catharine Arnold.

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Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu - This narrative history marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.  Read more...

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