The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in the Towns of the West Riding and York

Author: Martin Knight

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  • ISBN: 978-1-906604-56-1
  • Published: 2015
  • Publisher: PLACE


The 1918-19 influenza pandemic is thought to have killed 50-100 million people worldwide and an estimated 200,000 in England, including over 8000 in York and the towns of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This booklet is the product of meticulous documentary research by the author. It includes information on the disease itself and how it spread, medical services and care, vaccination and measures to limit the spread of the disease, social conditions at the time and the effect of the pandemic on the economy. Although written before the discovery of the 2019 Coronavirus, the booklet reveals many fascinating parallels between the two pandemics.