America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 / Edition 2

America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 / Edition 2

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by Alfred W. Crosby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521833949

ISBN-13: 9780521833943

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming at least 30 million lives, more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic…  See more details below

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Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming at least 30 million lives, more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event.

In this new edition, with a new preface discussing the recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and SARS, America's Forgotten Pandemic remains both prescient and relevant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833943
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Graphs and Tables
Preface to the New Edition
Pt. IAn Abrupt Introduction to Spanish Influenza
1The Great Shadow3
Pt. IISpanish Influenza: The First Wave - Spring and Summer, 1918
2The Advance of the Influenza Virus17
3Three Explosions - Africa, Europe, America37
Pt. IIIThe Second and Third Waves
4The United States Begins to Take Note45
5Spanish Influenza Sweeps the Country56
6Flu in Philadelphia70
7Flu in San Francisco91
8Flu at Sea on the Voyage to France121
9Flu and the American Expeditionary Force145
10Flu and the Paris Peace Conference171
Pt. IVMeasurements, Research, Conclusions and Confusions
11Statistics, Definitions, and Speculation202
12Samoa and Alaska227
13Research, Frustration, and the Isolation of the Virus264
14Where did the Flu of 1918 Go?295
Pt. VAfterword
15An Inquiry into the Peculiarities of Human Memory311
Index329

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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Accurate in its account of the first pandemic that impacted many lives. The writing is fairly academic in style which may not appeal to a broad audience. A good read for those interested in public health affairs and health issues.