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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

2010

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Rochester Coughed The 1918 Influenza Epidemic In Rochester, New York, Daniel D. Cody Aug 2010

Rochester Coughed The 1918 Influenza Epidemic In Rochester, New York, Daniel D. Cody

History Master's Theses

A massive war engulfed the world in 1918. Enormous armies of men laid waste to each other with appalling casualties. However, all of mankind was threatened by an invisible killer much deadlier than any war. This menace to humanity killed more people in a shorter time period than any other event recorded in history. Millions died in just a little over a year. This massive killer was influenza. As the Great War held the attention of the world, influenza circled the globe spreading infection and death everywhere. The science of man was unable to identify it and therefore unable to ...