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The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918
This fall marks the 100 th anniversary of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 when a plague swept across the world virtually without warning. No disease the world has ever known remotely resembles this flu pandemic. Victims bled from the ears and nose, turned blue from lack of oxygen, suffered aches that felt like bones being broken, and died. IIn the United States, where bodies were stacked, without coffins, on trucks. Nearly seven times as many people died of influenza as in the First World War.
In this talk Judith Chevarley will discuss the disease and what people experienced in the United States, especially in Boston and Philadelphia. Judith has a master of arts degree in American history from the University of New Hampshire and an master of public health degree from the University of Hawaii School of Public Health.
Judith worked for 13 years for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a public health educator. Since retiring in 2014, Judith has been pursuing her lifelong interest in history and historic preservation. She is a member of the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club and a docent at the Loring Greenough House. This talk on the Great Influenza Pandemic combines her love of history with her expertise in public health.
Tickets: $10 general admission and $5 for LGH members* plus a small processing fee.
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