Who's that lady?

  title={Who's that lady?},
  author={Jim Oxford and Armine Sefton and Richard Jackson and Niall Philip Alan Sean Johnson and Rodney S. Daniels},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
An analysis of scientific and social literature suggests that army bases located in France and the UK may be responsible for the worldwide distribution of the 'Spanish Lady' influenza pandemic of 1918. 

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