Overview of the 1918 Pandemic


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Overview of the 1918 Pandemic
Your University
March 12, 2011
Science was the tool that pushed society to begin looking quite differently at the world around them. While the development of science took innumerable twists and turns along the way, the inevitable study of infectious diseases was one aspect which would be a cornerstone of medicine. Despite all the great minds along the way, many of the methodologies were blind guesses at best. Some of these worked for reasons unknown; other attempts failed miserably. Barry (2005) argued that one "explanation for the failure of logic and observation alone to advance medicine is that unlike, say, physics, which uses a form of logic-mathematics-as its natural...
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.....the subject in many ways. The political critique could have definitely been harder. In addition, the magnitude of the racism angle should have been brought up beyond the scant reference to the treatment, or lack thereof, of African Americans.
The modern world does owe an infinite debt of gratitude to those researchers who sacrificed so willingly to find solutions for a global society which could have been wiped off of the face of the globe. Perhaps this reality is the most serious of all themes that Barry indirectly revolves this book around: without these researchers, we may all very well have never been born.
Barry, J.M. (2005). The great influenza: The epic story of the
deadliest plague in history. New York, NY: Penguin Group.