Compromised Constitutions: The Iranian Experience with the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

  title={Compromised Constitutions: The Iranian Experience with the 1918 Influenza Pandemic},
  author={Amir Arsalan Afkhami},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  pages={367 - 392}
  • A. Afkhami
  • Published 11 June 2003
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
The global demographic impact of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic continues to fascinate researchers and scholars. This paper examines the social and demographic effects of this outbreak on Iranian society, through a comprehensive investigation of the modes of transmission and propagation, mortality rates, and other distinctive features of the region, and reveals the importance of taking a country's unique sociopolitical settings into account. Iran was one of the regions hit hardest by the… 

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