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Stacking the coffins : influenza, war and revolution in Ireland, 1918-19

Author: Ida Milne
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1918-19 influenza pandemic disrupted Irish society and politics. Stilling cities and towns as it passed through, it closed schools, courts and libraries, quelled trade, crammed hospitals, and stretched medical doctors to their limit as they treated hundreds of patients each day. It became part of a major row between nationalists and the Government over interned anti-conscription campaigners. When one campaigner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida Milne
ISBN: 9781526122698 1526122693
OCLC Number: 1054116679
Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 23 cm
Contents: A 'mysterious malady' --
or a 'perfect storm'? --
The flu: a news perspective --
Counting the ill and the dead --
'Managing' the crisis --
The doctors' view: medical puzzle, politics and search for cures --
Hospitals and other institutions: coping with crises --
Dying and surviving: eye witnesses --
Influenza as a political tool --
Epilogue: the long aftermath.
Responsibility: Ida Milne.

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A social history of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic's effects on an Ireland where normal patterns of life were disturbed by war and the growing separatist movement. The influenza seemed to disrupt  Read more...

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'Long in the making, this is the definitive study of a major but largely neglected disaster that ravaged Ireland a century ago. Milne tells the story with empathy, objectivity, and flair. She is Read more...

 
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