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How could this disease, now almost trivial to healthy young people, have become so virulent? The answer is complex, invoking epidemiology, immunology, and even psychology, but Kolata cuts a swath through medical papers and statistical reports to tell a story of an out-of-control virus exploiting an exhausted world on the brink of transition into modern society. Through letters, interviews, and news reports, she pieces together a cautionary tale that captures the horror of a devastating illness. Research marches onward, but we're still at the mercy of something as simple as the flu. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good information. Needed book for paper for a graduate class.Published 12 days ago by Vicki Michalski
This true story is better than any fiction I've read. If you like science and adventure, I recommend this book!Published 1 month ago by Rebecca Mullins
Pretty thorough stroy of the epidemic, but could have had more.Published 1 month ago by Diana K. Debnar
If you are interested in how scientists research disease, then you'll enjoy this one more than I did.Published 3 months ago by ZombieMama
Was required for school. Not my type of an interesting read.Published 5 months ago by Jazmine Y. Guilmette
Well written account of the science, epidemiology and politics of of influenza and particularly the unraveling of the 1918 flu pandemic. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephen feinstone
My great uncle, 18 years old, died in the 1918 pandemic, so talking about that tragedy and its effect on his parents and sisters has been a part of our family lore. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barbilani