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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.
This book was a gift for my husband whose grandfather, an epidemiologist, worked on the flu project during WWI. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Marilyn D. Burks
Good information. Needed book for paper for a graduate class.Published 1 month 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 2 months ago by Rebecca Mullins
Pretty thorough stroy of the epidemic, but could have had more.Published 2 months 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 4 months ago by ZombieMama
Was required for school. Not my type of an interesting read.Published 6 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 9 months ago by Stephen feinstone