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Hennebach Program: Worst Case Scenario: Disease and War
March 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division
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
- March 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Lectures and Seminars
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- Hennebach Lecture, Humanities Arts and Social Sciences
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