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Influenza


Dixey, Frederick. Epidemic Influenza: a study in comparative statistics. Oxford, Eng.: Clarendon Press, 1892.

Includes the epidemics of 1847, 1848, 1889, 1890, 1891,and 1892 in London, Paris, Berlin and other cities. Lots of statistics and graphs.

Length: 142 pages
Format: Book scanned to PDF



Hopkirk, Arthur. Influenza: its history, nature, cause and treatment. London, Eng.: Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1913.

The state of medical knowledge on the eve of the great pandemic of 1918.

Length: 238 pages
Format: Book scanned to PDF



Porter, Henry H. An Account of the origin, symptoms, and cure of the influenza or epidemic catarrh. Philadelphia, Pa.: Henry Porter, 1832.

The state of medical knowledge during the mid 19th century. It also covers colds and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Length: 92 pages
Format: Book scanned to PDF



Thompson, Theophilis. Annals of Influenza or epidemic catarral fever in Great Britain from 1510-1837. London, Eng.: Sydenham Press, 1852.

He documents 17 separate epidemics with reports by contemporary physicians - a classic work.

Length: 432 pages
Format: Book scanned to PDF