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Hennebach Program: Worst Case Scenario: Disease and War

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division

Hennebach Program

Presents

Worst Case Scenario:

Disease and War

by Carol Byerly

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was the most powerful pandemic in human history, emerging from the worst-case scenario of an airborne virus mutating into an extremely lethal form amidst the crowded conditions of military training camps and battlefields. Exploding from the Western Front of World War I, the deadly virus circled the globe to kill at least 50 million people within 18 months. 

Join us as Carol Byerly describes the American Army’s experience with this pandemic at home and abroad in the context of the historic relation between disease and war. Carol R. Byerly is an expert in American political history and the history of military medicine. She taught in the History Department at CU Boulder, where she received her Ph.D. and was a contract historian for the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General.

 

When: 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Wednesday, March 20

Where: Marquez Hall 326

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Date:
March 20
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://hass.mines.edu/enrichment/hennebach-program/

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Room Number
326

Venue

Marquez Hall
1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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