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Stacking the coffins : influenza, war and revolution in Ireland

Author: Ida Milne
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida Milne
ISBN: 1526122693 9781526122698
OCLC Number: 1004103211
Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations, charts, facsimilies, maps, portraits ; 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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'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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