Among August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza unfold around the globe, claiming over 25 million lives, extra humans than these perished within the struggling with of the 1st global warfare. It proved deadly to at the least a half-million american citizens. but, the Spanish flu pandemic is essentially forgotten this day. during this vibrant narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the process the pandemic in the course of the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its effect on American society, and probes the curious lack of nationwide reminiscence of this cataclysmic occasion. In a brand new version, with a brand new preface discussing the new outbreaks of illnesses, together with the Asian flu and the SARS epidemic, America's Forgotten Pandemic is still either prescient and proper. Alfred W. Crosby is a Professor Emeritus in American reviews, background and Geography on the college of Texas at Austin, the place he taught for over two decades. His past books contain Throwing fireplace (Cambrige, 2002), the degree of fact (Cambridge, 1997) and Ecological Imperialism (cambridge, 1986). Ecological Imperialism was once the winner of the 1986 Phi Beta Kappa booklet prize. The degree of truth was once selected by way of the la instances as one of many a hundred most crucial books of 1997.
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As usual, it spread first and fastest in the military. Flu cases in the British Army in the United Kingdom had risen in May, and jumped to 31,000 in June, six times the number for May. 20 The first Germans to be stricken were those on the extreme western extension of the territory controlled by Germany, the Western Front. Flu passed over No-Mans-Land as easily as it did nearly every man-made barrier in 1918, and the first soldiers of the Kaiser caught it in April. "21 It affected the war, of course.
23. , 1919), vol. 2, pp. 277, 317; Pitt, 1918, the Last Act, p. 116. THE FIRST WAVE / 35 24. Great Britain, Ministry of Health, Report on Pandemic, 1918-1919, p. 38, tables facing pp. 216, 249, 253, 272; New York Times, 14 July 1918. 25. London Times, 25 June 1918, Great Britain, Ministry of Health, Report on Pandemic, 1918-1919, graphs facing p. 212, diagram facing p. 40; "Discussion of Influenza," Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol. 12 (13 November 1918), p. 20. 26. Pressley, Saving the World, p.
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