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'Never because the Black dying has this kind of plague swept over the face of the world,' commented the days , '[and] by no means, possibly, has a pandemic been extra stoically accepted.' while the good Influenza pandemic ultimately ended, in April 1919, 228,000 humans in Britian by myself have been useless. This e-book tells the tale of the nice Influenza pandemic.

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S? In 1918 this pattern of a mild primary wave followed by a severe secondary wave would be repeated but this time the mortality would fall disproportionately on young adults - men and women aged 20-40 - producing a W-shaped mortality curve with the taliest peak in middle Iife. This was a phenomenon that had never been seen before. Nor has it been repeated since. But the most alarming feature was the manner in whieh people died. '5panish' influenza struck suddenly and without warning: one moment a person was up and about, the next they would be Iying incapacitated coughing up greenish-yellow sputum .

In late june, following aseries of pitched battles around Noyon, the French and Americans halted the German drive at Compieqne and began to advance on Chateau Thierry. Then in the first week of july the Americans routed the Germans at Vaux and the French took more than ',000 German troops prisoner at Autreche. In the middle of the month, Ludendorff first wave, March-August 1918 49 launched simultaneous attacks across a 25-mile front between Champagne and the Marne in one last desperate attempt to breach the French Iines and reach Paris.

T Bagthorpe Military Hospital in Nottingham, where he was prescribed 'rest and bromides,' before being d ischarged in November and returned to active duty. He crossed to France and Etapies in February 1917, dying of 'widespread broncho-pneumonia' at No. 24 General Hospital on the 21 st of the same month. Though the Lancet paper details just 20 cases of purulent bronchitis, Underdown was actually one of 156 soldiers to d ie of the disease at Etapies in February and March of 1917. It was Sir lohn Rose Bradford, the consultant physician at Etapies and a future pres ident of the Royal College of Physicians, who first noticed the unusual symptoms and suggested Hammond make a special study of the outbreak.

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