Video: “Talking Death with Caitlin Doughty: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Philadelphia” by the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

In this 15-minute video, “Mütter Museum Curator Anna Dhody sits with mortician and author Caitlin Doughty to discuss the 1918 influenza pandemic in Philadelphia ahead of our new exhibit Spit Spreads Death!” Did you know that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were two of the worst-hit cities in the world? Where were all the bodies of pandemic victims kept before burial? How many more Americans did the influenza pandemic kill compared to World War I?

This is all part of the “Spit Spreads Death!” exhibit at the Mütter Museum.

Author: René F. Najera, DrPH

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