The Great Influenza Summary

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In his book The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, John M. Barry tells the story of the influenza outbreak of 1918-1920, as well as the stories of the men and women who would bring about the medical breakthroughs to fight it, in vivid and well-researched detail. Broken up into three parts, each reading like more of a medical drama than the usual historical narrative, Barry ties in the stories of several men and women from William Welch, founder of the now world famous Johns Hopkins medical school to those such as Woodrow Wilson and John D. Rockefeller, all playing a role in the crisis that would come. In this book, Barry attempts to examine the period of history surrounding the great influenza outbreak of 1918-1920,
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