Becky’s Book Reviews recently read and reviewed The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
While I’m not sure every reader will find The Great Influenza equally compelling, I must say that this one was quite the read for me! It was fascinating, challenging, and complex–complex in a good way. The Great Influenza is more than the story of the 1918/1919 influenza pandemic that spread around the world. It covers the background of medicine, how medicine is practiced, how doctors are trained and educated, how schools and laboratories are run, the need for excellence not just competence.
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