Understanding the role of medical experts during a public health crisis digital tools and library resources for research on the 1918 Spanish influenza

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Humanities scholars, particularly historians of health and disease, can benefit from digitized library collections and tools such as topic modeling. Using a case study from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, this paper explores the application of a big humanities approach to understanding the impact of a public health official on the course of the disease and the response of the public, as documented through digitized newspapers and medical periodicals.

DOI: 10.1109/BigData.2014.7004451

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@article{Ewing2014UnderstandingTR, title={Understanding the role of medical experts during a public health crisis digital tools and library resources for research on the 1918 Spanish influenza}, author={E. Thomas Ewing and Samah Gad and Naren Ramakrishnan and Jeffrey S. Reznick}, journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)}, year={2014}, pages={39-46} }