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Influenza Epidemic (1918–1919). (2008).
Very short encyclopedia article. In R. Lawson (Ed.), Research and Discovery: Landmarks and Pioneers in American Science (Vol. 2, pp. 344-346). Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.
1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus)
From the CDC. History, some science, and images, and a short authoritative bibliography.
Influenza 1918-19 books
America's Forgotten Pandemic, 2nd edition by Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 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. This 2003 edition includes a preface discussing the then recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and the SARS epidemic.
Publication Date: 2012
A Cruel Wind by The flu pandemic that began in 1918 touched with illness virtually every family in America. It was a devastating time, far overshadowing the carnage of World War I as the pandemic killed more people in less time than any disease before or since. With 25% to 30% of the world's population having clinically apparent illnesses and a mortality rate of 2.5-5 %, it is believed that more than 675,000 Americans were among the 50-100 million that died worldwide.
Call Number: Stacks RC150.5 .A2 P48 2008
Publication Date: 2008
The Great Influenza by
Call Number: Stacks RC150.4 .B37 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Pale Rider by Introduction: The elephant in the room -- pt. 1: The unwalled city -- Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- pt. 2: Anatomy of a pandemic -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- pt. 3: Manhu, or What is it? -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- pt. 4: The survival instinct -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- pt. 5: Post mortem -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- pt. 6: Science redeemed -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- pt. 7: The post-flu world -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- pt. 8: Roscoe's legacy -- Afterword: On memory.
Call Number: Stacks RC150.4 .S65 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Hatchett, R., Mecher, C. & Lipsitch, M. (2007). Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2007, 104 (18) 7582-7587.
From abstract: Early implementation of certain interventions, including closure of schools, churches, and theaters, was associated with lower peak death rates, but no single intervention showed an association with improved aggregate outcomes for the 1918 phase of the pandemic.