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The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Peters, Stephanie True (Book - 2005 )
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic


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Describes the 1918 influenza pandemic, from how World War I soldiers spread the disease to recent scientific efforts to understand the virus that took between twenty and forty million lives worldwide.
Authors: Peters, Stephanie True, 1965-
Title: The 1918 influenza pandemic
Publisher: New York :, Benchmark Books,, c2005
Characteristics: ix, 69 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Stephanie True Peters
Contents: The forgotten pandemic
What is influenza?: History of influenza ; Spanish flu
The first wave:
First World War ; First wave washes over the world ; Lull in the storm
The second wave: Flu hits Boston ; Fort Devens ; Flu spreads ; Flu in Philadelphia ; Flu in San Francisco ; Elsewhere in the United States
The end of the war and the flu: Third wave ; Looking back ; Failure of medical science
The search for the killer: Eighty-year-old lungs ; Spitsbergen Project ; Search continues
Armed and ready
Summary: Describes the 1918 influenza pandemic, from how World War I soldiers spread the disease to recent scientific efforts to understand the virus that took between twenty and forty million lives worldwide.
ISBN: 0761416366
9780761416364
Branch Call Number: j 614.518 P483n 2005
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