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As the nation mobilized for war in the spring of 1918, ailing Private Albert Gitchell reported to an army hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, a disease about which doctors knew little. Before the year was out, America would be ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people--more than died in all the wars of this century combined--before disappearing as mysteriously as it began.
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PBSAmerican Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD
 
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4.0

Very interesting

By Lynn

from western PA

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD:

I have been searchingfamily data on ancestry and noted that a number of ancestors & neighbors had died as a result of flu. This dvd added so much information. Thank you!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent account

By sds

from Claremont, NH

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD:

Great story of the pandemic of nearly a century ago as analyzed with modern forensic tools. Gives great insights to not only the medical and social impacts but how we humans fit in the global ecosystem and will always be as vulnerable as any organism residing in it...no matter how much technology we produce.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well done

By Gallid

from Delaware

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD:

An outstanding review of the 1918 flu pandemic. Useful as teaching examples of epidemiology and infectious disease control

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very informative.

By Maggie

from Carlisle, Ohio

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD:

Very informative.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

well done I enjoyed the documentery

By jetblacksea

from Aberdeen WA

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD:

I never had any idea untill I watched this how many in the U.S. alone died of it, as they said more then all other wars combined before the 1918 pandemic broke out.

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