FLU - The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
A virus swept over the world during the winter of 1918, and it attacked mostly the young and the healthy. Almost overnight, it killed an estimated 40 million people. More American soldiers were killed by this flu during that single winter than died during all of World War II. Half a million died in the US, 19,000 in New York City alone. And then, just as this killer arrived, it left. It was an event that was so staggeringly horrible that history literally forgot about it. And that's why you never learned about it in school. This book is a murder mystery. It's as current as today's newspaper because a small group of researchers have managed to find that virus and they're working on breaking its genetic code as I write these words. How they found it is one hell of a good story. In 1976, the swine flu appeared on the scene and scientists thought it was the return of the 1918 flu. The US Government made an attempt to vaccinate every American. What happened as a result of this political decision will help you to understand why so many people sue each other nowadays. I'd like you to read this book because, in 1918, the science of central heating was relatively new. The engineers who were working on those early systems had to deal with the panic that swept through the world back then as a result of the winter of 1918. Those engineers had to design heating systems that would heat buildings with the windows open. This book is an eye-opening gem, one that will give you a greater understanding of the heating trades, and the world of medicine - all at the same time! You will not be able to put it down.