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America's Forgotten Pandemic
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Part I. An Abrupt Introduction to Spanish Influenza: 1. The great shadow; Part II. Spanish Influenza: The First Wave - Spring and Summer, 1918: 2. The advance of the influenza virus; 3. Three explosions - Africa, Europe, and America; Part III. The Second and Third Waves: 4. The United States begins to take note; 5. Spanish Influenza sweeps the country; 6. Flu in Philadelphia; 7. Flu in San Francisco; 8. Flu at sea on voyage to France; 9. Flu and the American expeditionary force; 10. Flu and the Paris Peace Conference; Part IV. Measurements, Research, Conclusions, and Confusions: 11. Statistics, definitions, and speculations; 12. Samoa and Alaska; 13. Research, frustration, and the isolation of the virus; 14. Where did the flu of 1918 go?; Part V. Afterword: 15. An inquiry in the peculiarities of human memory.

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Tracing the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 that claimed over 25 million lives worldwide.

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"Crosby will retain his reputation as a senior statesman of the 1918 influenza epidemic, as one of the first to study it comprehensively..." Linda Bryder, The International History Review "[This] is a definitive account of the 1918 influenza epidemic in the United States. Alfred Crosby has systematically covered the effect of influenza upon the armed forces, major cities, and American territories. Over and above this he has depicted the spread and impact of the disease over a good part of the world." Journal of the History of Medicine "[This] is a fine, galloping account of the influenza pandemic that killed some 25 million people in less than a year. In some ways it was a page out of the Middle Ages bound in the twentieth century. No plague ever killed so many people in so short a time." Natural History "[This] is a fine, galloping account of the influenza pandemic that killed some 25 million people in less than a year. In some ways it was a page out of the Middle Ages bound in the twentieth century. No plague ever killed so many people in so short a time." Natural History "Thoroughly researched and rich in detail, Crosby's book carefully narrates the rise and fall of the global pandemic, especially as it affected the United States." Medical History "Thoroughly researched and rich in detail, Crosby's book carefully narrates the rise and fall of the global pandemic, especially as it affected the United States." Medical History "...fascinating..." New York Sun

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