Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia
What happens when disease strikes a city of two million people, sickening half a million and killing more than 12,000 in just six weeks and 16,000 in six months? During fall 1918, in the last months of World War I, Philadelphia hosted the largest parade in its history. Within days, influenza casualties overwhelmed hospitals. Robert D. Hicks, Director of the Mütter Museum, joins us on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the flu pandemic in Philadelphia to discuss this horrific disaster and share highlights of the museum’s most ambitious exhibition in its history, opening in 2019, Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia.
|Dates:||December 14, 2018 Check for other dates|
|Meets:||12:30 PM to 2:30 PM|
|Location:||Creutzburg Center 103|
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|Notes:||This program is part of the Smart Lunch series. Lunch is included. SCHEDULE: 12:30 pm to 1 pm - Lunch; 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Program|
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