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In 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight I I love a good disease book And I think the 1918 flu is just about as fascinating as you can get But this book talks about theories and old timey labs than it does about the human side of this epidemic Which let s face it is what s really interesting Imagine all of a sudden having a common illness sweep through your community and kill young healthy people so fast that you don t even have time to bury them right That s some serious shit This book just didn t do it justice I would like to find another that maybe does a better jobThat being said this lady s name is Gina Kolata If you like Gina Kolata and getting caught in the rain

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Flu The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic

F such a plague returned today taking a comparable percentage of the US population with it Unfortunately I found the writing horribly awkward and clunky And worst of all for me extremely repetitive and long winded I m fairly certain the book could have been at least a third shorter if the redundancies unnecessary re explanations barely related tangents and overly wordy sentences had been pruned It brings to mind the way I was taught to write as a history major in college and so many dry history books I had to read words are always better and it s good to restate the same things several times with slightly different wording The two stars are for the wonderful book this could have been if the fascinating science and history had not been buried beneath all that terrible prose

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15 million Americans would dieThe fascinating true story of the world's deadliest disease A good book on the deadly ill named spanish flu because today nobody knows where exactly this pandemia begunThe book is devoted to the historyepidemiology and investigation of this letal virusthat killed over 50 million humans arroun the world in the 1918 pandemia the most letal after the black deadand its final reconstruction by means of frozen inuit lungsdead by the disease in the alaskan permafrost


10 thoughts on “Flu The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic

  1. says:

    ”This is a detective story Here was a mass murderer that was around 80 years ago and who’s never been brought to justice And what we’re trying to do is find the murderer” Jeffery Taubenberger molecular pathologistThere are estimates that the 1918 Flu killed anywhere from 20 million to 100 million people dwarfing t

  2. says:

    I love a good disease book And I think the 1918 flu is just about as fascinating as you can get But this book talks about

  3. says:

    Did not finish If you're looking for a book about what it was like to experience the 1918 flu pandemic this is not the book you want The title of this book should be The Search for the Virus That Caused the Great Influenza Pandemic

  4. says:

    Outstanding book with lots of scientific info So much time and energy was spent by many many people to find out the cause of the 1918 flu pandemic but alas not definitive answer has yet been found Will it ever come This was a really well writte

  5. says:

    This book was just excellent and that's all that needs to be saidI recommend it to anyone who has an interest in medical history and likes Germ Theory Why I didn't study science at university instead of the arts is beyond me

  6. says:

    Unfortunately I found the writing horribly awkward and clunky And worst of all for me extremely repetitive and long winded I'm fairly certain the book could have been at least a third shorter if the redundancies unnecessary re explanations barely related tangents and overly wordy sentences had been pruned It brings to mind the way I was taught to write as a history major in college and so many dry history books I had to

  7. says:

    Outstanding I picked it up a second time because it's in my interests without recognizing it It was outstanding the second time through so I finished it againMar 12 2020Came up today since the '18 flu turned out to be H1N1 Good reading for perspective on science and outbreaks

  8. says:

    The title is a little bit of a misnomer It's not so much a history of the pandemic just a portion of the first chapter is devoted to that as a history of the efforts of scientists subseuent to the actual pandemic to understa

  9. says:

    A good book on the deadly ill named spanish flu because today nobody knows where exactly this pandemia begunThe book is devoted to the historyepidemiology and investigation of this letal virusthat killed over 50

  10. says:

    Flu is a uick easy read that skims over the 1918 Pandemic and introduces the reader to the current science of influenzaHowever the book draws no solid conclusions and has no real ending It also leaves threads hanging at the conclusion We are never told from what virus strain H1N1 the recovered RNA indicated the 1918 flu belonged Finally the chatty biographies of the books personalities were really annoying to have to

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