The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History (Revised Edition 2005), John M. Barry

Steven A. Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

“This book is an excellent and gripping description and analysis of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic in the United States that killed 100 million people. For much of 1918 it paralyzed cities throughout the United States and greatly hampered our efforts in World War I. The book describes the pandemic and its social, political, and scientific causes and ramifications. It also gives a wonderful account of the dedicated public health scientists who risked careers and their lives to study and help contain the disease.”

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