In 1918, most correspondence was written by hand or typed. It was all on paper. Today, it is mostly digital. Here we share a letter from 1918 about the influenza pandemic and, at the end of the blog post, a social media posting about the coronavirus situation from a random person online.
Entrevista de una hora con la historiadora Beatriz Cano sobre la experiencia en México de la pandemia de gripe/influenza en 1918.
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!
On September 28, 2019, residents of Philadelphia came together to remember a parade in 1918 that brought the influenza pandemic to the city, killing thousands.
The cost of the influenza pandemic of 1918 to one life insurance company was over $70 million in today’s dollars. A severe influenza pandemic today would cost billions in losses to the US.