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American pandemic : the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic /

"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.... Full description

Main Author: Bristow, Nancy K., 1958-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
Contents: Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Chapter One: "Influenza has apparently become domesticated with us": Influenza, Medicine and the Public, 1890-1918 -- Chapter Two: "The whole world seems up-side-down": Patients, Families and Communities in the Epidemic -- Chapter Three: "Let our experience be of value to other communities": Public Health Experts and the Public -- Chapter Four: "The experience was one I shall never forget": Doctors, Nurses and the Challenges of the Epidemic -- Chapter Five: "The terrible and wonderful experience": Forgetting and Remembering in the Aftermath -- Epilogue: The Costs of Public Amnesia -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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