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“The Flu”: A Brief History of Influenza in U. S. America, Europe, Hawaii

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"The Flu" by A. Mouritz is a comprehensive and informative exploration of the history of influenza in the United States, Europe, and Hawaii. The author delves into the origins of the flu, its various strains and mutations, and the impact it has had on societies throughout history.

Mouritz skillfully weaves together scientific research, historical accounts, and personal narratives to paint a vivid picture of the devastating effects of influenza outbreaks. The book is well-researched and provides valuable insights into the ways in which the flu has shaped medical practices, public health policies, and societal attitudes towards illness.

One of the strengths of "The Flu" is its accessible writing style, which makes complex scientific concepts easy to understand for the general reader. The author's passion for the subject matter is evident throughout the book, and readers will come away with a greater appreciation for the significance of influenza in shaping our world.

Overall, "The Flu" is a compelling and thought-provoking read that sheds light on a topic that is often overlooked in discussions of public health and medicine. Whether you are a history buff, a science enthusiast, or simply curious about the impact of infectious diseases on society, this book is a must-read.

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PREFACE This Booklet has been written and compiled for the use of any student or layman who seeks concise and clear information on the history of Influenza. Brief and salient facts are set forth relating to “Flu” epidemics and pandemics: other collateral features have also been discussed, connected with or bearing upon this subject. Honolulu, Hawaii, U. S. A., 1921. - A. Mouritz Notes: Much of the material in "The Flu" is still relevant today, like pandemic terminology, thoughts about causes and micro-organisms, the flu's relationship with pneumonia, the impact on society, and approaches to treatments "The Flu" is included in the Surgeon General's Library at the U. S. National Library of Medicine omitted Chapter 5 to retain the primary purpose as stated in the title and Preface, and subtract secondary material

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