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Influenza Epidemic of 1918

The disastrous flu that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people around the world in 1918.

1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
In three waves, the Spanish flu spread quickly, killing an estimated 50 million to 100 million people around the world.

Bubonic Plague: Far From the Deadliest Epidemic
Doesn't really deal with the Bubonic Plague but instead provides a nice overview of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Chronology of the Influenza Epidemic
A timeline of the events of 1918.

Doughboy's Lungs Yield 1918 Flu Virus
An article from Science News about the discovery of the virus in the preserved lungs of a World War I soldier.

Influenza Pandemic of 1918
A fantastic historical overview, although difficult to read due to the color choice. Two additional pages provide information on the Public Health Response and Medical and Scientific Conceptions of Influenza.

Latest Findings
Recent scientific discoveries about the 1918 pandemic.

Life at Camp Funston
Letters home from a soldier at Camp Funston, Kansas, where the influenza originated.

Map of 1918 Influenza
An animated map of the spread of the epidemic in the United States during 1918.

PBS: City Snapshots
Vignettes about the experience of the influenza in Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

PBS: The First Wave
An article about the initial spread of the flu.

State University of NY at Buffalo Library: Bibliography
A great bibliography, but what makes this page remarkable are the five PDF files from 1918 and 1919 public health journals about the crisis.

Wikipedia: The Spanish Flu
A very clear overview of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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