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The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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    a great site to learn more about the pandemic. The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 [pdf] http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ The
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      a great site to learn more about the pandemic.


      The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 [pdf]

      http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/

      The history of human civilizations is rife with disastrous epidemics and
      plagues, a fact that is sometimes lost on modern-day pundits and
      commentators. Fortunately, the National Archives hasnt forgotten about one
      of historys more recent tragedies, namely the influenza epidemic of 1918.
      They recently created this engaging and fascinating collection of documents
      and photographs that offer a first-hand perspective on this epidemic. All
      told, the collection offered here contains several dozen primary source
      materials, including a directive from the Navy in order to educate sailors
      about the health risks of the disease and a photograph of Seattle police
      officers clad in protective face masks. One special feature of the site is
      that visitors can also order copies of the documents, if they are so
      inclined. Overall, this is a well-designed site that offers a glimpse of the
      American perspective on this rampant epidemic which eventually killed 20
      million people across the world.



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