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Out in the Cold and Back: New-Found Interest in the Great Flu

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The article surveys the historiography of the influenza pandemic of 1918–19, charting growing interest in the field and offering a critical review of recent publications. While, against the background of current anxieties concerning the threat of an outbreak of an avian influenza epidemic, the Great Flu has belatedly become a hot topic, the cultural history of this catastrophe remains to be written.

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/1478003806cs070ra

Affiliations: Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Publication date: October 1, 2006

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