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The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic [PDF / EPUB] The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Includes picturesIncludes accounts written by doctors soldiers and survivorsIncludes a bibliography for further readingIncludes a table of contents“One of the startling features of the pandemic was Includes picturesIncludes accounts written Spanish Flu PDF ´ by doctors soldiers and survivorsIncludes a The 1918 Kindle - bibliography for further readingIncludes a table of contents“One of the startling 1918 Spanish Flu PDF/EPUB æ features of the pandemic was its sudden flaring up and its eually sudden decline reminding one of a flame consuming highly combustible material which died down as soon as the supply of the material was exhausted There is every reason to believe that within a few weeks of its onset the infection was universally present in the nose and throat of the people disseminated by mouth spray given off on talking by innumerable carriers and in addition by the coughing and sneezing of the sick Susceptibility was very general though it varied greatly in degree Among those who escaped well marked sickness there are few who could not recall having had an occluded or running nose or a raw feeling in the throat or a cough or aches and pains at some time during the period of the prevalence of the disease these probably representing the price such persons paid for their immunization Dr Bernard Fantus In many ways it is hard for modern people living in First World countries to conceive of a pandemic sweeping around the world and killing millions of people and it is even harder to believe that something as common as influenza could cause such widespread illness and death Although the flu still takes hundreds of lives each year most of those lost are very young or old or ill with something else that had already weakened them In fact most people contract influenza at least once and many suffer from the flu several times in their lives and survive it with a minimum amount of medical attention In the world was still in the throes of the Great War the deadliest conflict in human history at that point but while World War I would be a catastrophic war surpassed only by World War II an unprecedented influenza outbreak that same year inflicted casualties that would make both wars pale in comparison An illness or likely a collection of illnesses Spanish influenza uickly spread across the world and may have killed upwards of million people decimating populations across developed nations and possibly wiping out as much as % of the world’s population If anything the ongoing war and the censorship maintained by the countries fighting it may have resulted in the actual toll of the outbreak being underestimated based on the way soldiers’ deaths were categorized World War I may have distracted people about the unprecedented nature of the outbreak but the most alarming aspect of the outbreak in was the indiscriminate nature in which the scourge attacked young and old healthy and unhealthy and rich and poor alike In fact the popular name for the outbreak was a reference to the fact that Spain’s own king was stricken with the disease While he and President Woodrow Wilson ended up surviving it former First Lady Rose Cleveland did not The staggering number of fatalities and the way in which seemingly anybody could suffer during the outbreak taught people in the early th century that regardless of the tremendous strides made by technology and no matter how stalemated the war was nobody was safe from nature itself Of course it also demonstrated how much work could be done to prevent similar occurrences The pandemic was neither the first nor the last outbreak of the flu but it was by far the worst and it forever changed the face of medicine and public health care in both North America and Europe The Spanish Flu Pandemic The History and Legacy of the World’s Deadliest Outbreak chronicles the devastating disease and the damage it wrought across the globe.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 44 pages
  • The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
  • Charles River Editors
  • English
  • 06 February 2016

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10 thoughts on “The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

  1. says:

    Given the page count 44 pages this book provides a decent overview of the notorious pandemic that happened in 1918 That said though to be perfectly honest I would have liked a bit scientific approach rather than accounts and accounts of the patients In addition there was uite a repetition in early part of the book but once again given how short this book is this might be a good place to start before embarking on a journey to discover about the Spanish Flu

  2. says:

    An interesting but brief account of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic The text covers the basics but is primarily focused on the US Its strength lies in the included sources particularly uotes from contemporaries public health officials and medical professionals At times I found the structure repetitive and unclear A good text if you are looking for brevity

  3. says:

    Interesting read

  4. says:

    Overview of the Spanish flu epidemicnot too in depthdecent look at the fear the widespread epidemic caused fast easy read pictures are too small to really add anything

  5. says:

    I was disappointed in this book Although it has some interesting first person accounts it's lacking in substance

  6. says:

    There are both good and not so good elements in this book The good is where eyewitnesses and survivors recollections are documented It's hard to imagine this kind of horror in the modern era The not so good in my opinion was the fact that there was very little information provided on what has been learned in the years following the pandemic Why for example did this particular strain of influenza kill so many than other strains both pre and post pandemic?As history this is a readable concise review of the 1918 pandemic It may be a bit light on details but it does give the reader a taste of what this terrible disease was like

  7. says:

    Interesting synopsis It reads much like a long article in a newspaper or similar publication Almost reminds me of something one would find in an old copy of Reader's Digest And indeed the accounts in this book are over a century old But what makes this so fascinating is the many parallels it draws with today's current events and how society is coping with the current epidemic I find it also very insightful to understand how much worse the Spanish Flu was than Covid19 Really puts things in perspective considering the advancements we have available to us now as opposed to 1918 We should all consider ourselves very fortunate in comparison

  8. says:

    Controversial understanding and factualOverall this is evidently an informational book but it is still enjoyablePositively this book presents several stories from people who lived through the influenza and states the point of viewWhat I found best was the numbers and facts it delivered about the pandemic and the event revolving around it

  9. says:

    Not bad as an overview or a first read about the epidemic but nothing new or in depth It had the flavor of being an extended school report culled from available sources Lots of facts but little to tie them together

  10. says:

    Good brief insight into the terrible epidemic that killed millions world wide abd over helf a million in USA The pictures included are terribly small but the brief accounts from perspectives of both physicians and survivors bring the terror of the epidemic to vivid life

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