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Author Johnson, Niall.

Title Britain and the 1918-19 influenza pandemic : a dark epilogue / Niall Johnson
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006

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Description xii, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Series Routledge studies in the social history of medicine ; 23
Routledge studies in the social history of medicine ; 23
Contents Introduction to an unregarded killer -- The history of influenza -- Pandemic geographies -- The human cost -- Impacts and responses -- Cultural dimensions -- Repercussions -- Possible futures
Summary "The period 1918-19 saw the end of the Great War and the eruption of the largest epidemic in history, a global epidemic, a pandemic of flu. Influenza struck half the world's population, killing 50-100 million people in less than a year. This work is the first examination of Britain's experience of the pandemic. But this work is not only concerned with the historical; as well as telling the story of the 'Spanish' influenza, the book looks forward and considers the possibilities of future pandemics, including the dangers of bird flu."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-264) and index
Subject Influenza.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2005028736
ISBN 0415365600 hardback
9780415365604