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Influenza 1918 : the worst epidemic in American history

by Iezzoni, Lynette.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Influenza 1918 is the true story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known -- a deadly virus that made its silent appearance 80 years ago at the start of World War I and went on to take the lives of over 600,000 Americans. In one month alone, October 1918, over 195,000 Americans were stricken with the disease and died. In Philadelphia, the city could not cope -- the dead were left in gutters and stacked in caskets on front porches. People hid indoors, afraid to interact with their friends and neighbors. "If the epidemic continues its mathematical rate of acceleration", warned the Surgeon General, "civilization could easily disappear from the face of the earth within a few weeks".
Additional Information
Subjects Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- United States.
Influenza -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Epidemics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :TV Books,1999
Other Titles American experience (Television program)
Influenza nineteen eighteen
Language English
Notes "[C]ompanion book to the television documentary "Influenza 1918" aired on PBS's documentary series The American Experience."
Description 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228) and index.
ISBN 157500108X
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