Two Perspectives on the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 - John Landahl

Two Perspectives on the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

By John Landahl

  • Release Date: 2020-03-12
  • Genre: Medical

Description

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which spread across the globe during 1918 and 1919, was the source of international alarm.  This book contains two contemporary accounts from different perspectives.  The first is that of Dr. Bernard Fantus, an American medical professor and family physician in Chicago who recounts treating patients stricken with the disease in 1918. The second is that of Sir George Newman, Chief Medical Officer to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Health, summarizing a number of research studies on influenza in general and considering the Spanish flu pandemic from a public health standpoint in 1920.