Paths of Infection: The First World War and the Origins of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

@article{Humphries2014PathsOI,
  title={Paths of Infection: The First World War and the Origins of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic},
  author={Mark Osborne Humphries},
  journal={War in History},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={55 - 81}
}
The origin site for the 1918 influenza pandemic which killed more than 50 million people worldwide has been hotly debated. While the mid-western United States, France, and China have all been identified as potential candidates by medical researchers, the military context for the pandemic has been all but ignored. Conversely, military historians have paid little attention to a deadly disease which underlines the reciprocal relationship between battlefield and home front. This paper re-examines… 

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