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Covering the Cough? Memory, Remembrance, and Influenza Amnesia

Youde, Jeremy

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The 1918–1919 influenza pandemic killed an estimated 20–100 million people, making it more lethal than the First World War and causing life expectancy rates to decline by approximately ten years. Nearly one hundred years later, though, there will be few (if any) commemorations of the pandemic and its effects on societies around the world, and the bodies affected are largely rendered invisible. Rather than trying to figure out how or why we remember, the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic requires us...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217939
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12402

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