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Author Topic: Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: 1918 Influenza, Part 1  (Read 4384 times)

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Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: A Story of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part I

Ambulance Director Gary Carmack
Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: A Story of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part I
President Woodrow Wilson stood before Congress on the evening of April 2, 1917, asking for a declaration of war, which Congress declared on April 6, 1917. That began Americaís entry into World War I, which had already been raging in Europe since 1914. Within a few frantic months, the American army went from about 200,000 men to over four million. Recruits were to receive six months of training in America and two more months overseas. Due to the rush to prepare for war, army cantonments (camps) were greatly over-crowded. The camps were set up before camp hospitals, clean water and sanitary systems were prepared, leading to an outbreak of influenza that killed many soldiers by disease rather than by combat. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...

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My great GrandMother died in this outbreak.  She got it by getting into bed with an ill child who was shivering to help warm the child. Compassion for human suffering killed her.

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Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: A Story of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part II

Ambulance Director Gary Carmack
Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: A Story of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part II
It was so fast ... the death. A person could be feeling good in the morning and by late that night, be dead. Before death came the chilling horror and unbearable pain. By recorded accounts there was blood everywhere, on linens, clothes, pouring out of peopleís nostrils, ears, and eyes, while others coughed it up. The cough was constant and so violent that abdominal muscles and muscles along the rib cage were torn apart. The skin would turn dark blue, so dark that early on, many people thought it was the return of the bubonic plague (Black Death). From autopsy of the lungs, physicians recorded having only seen lungs in such condition from two other causes: weapons of war, seen following inhalation of poison gas, and a dreadfully virulent form of the bubonic plague called pneumonic plague, which kills approximately 90 percent of its victims. Only these two horrible things ripped the lungs apart in the way this influenza did. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...

By Ambulance Director Gary Carmack
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Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: A Story of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part III

Ambulance Director Gary Carmack
Paramedicís Corner: The Captain of the Men of Death: A Story of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Part III
In cases where we know the origin of pandemics, most started in Asia. Most scientists agree that the large population living in proximity to birds and pigs is why. Pandemics usually only happen when there is a change in the gene structure of the old virus. This change is referred to as ďantigen shift.Ē When antigen shifts occur, the immune system cannot recognize the antigen, and few people in the world would have antibodies developed for the new virus. Therefore the virus can explode through populations, sometimes with much danger. Antigen shift occurs when a virus that normally infects birds attacks humans. Everyone knows about the dreaded ďH5N1,Ē the so-called ďbird-fluĒ that spread from chickens to people in Hong Kong in 1997. This virus infected several people and killed six. Thankfully, the virus has not spread human-to-human. All those who got sick were infected directly by chickens. H5N1 continues to survive in chickens; it reappeared in 2003 killing another person. We pray not, but if H5N1 ever learns to spread human-to-human, the worldwide death rate will be horrible. It is too terrifying to talk about for most people. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...

By Ambulance Director Gary Carmack
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I just finished reading your story - Gary -- it is an interesting read and acentuates a book about the 1918 Pandemic that my husband brought home for both of us to read several years ago --- (Old Chemcial Folk always watch out for this kind of thing).

This is a very scary illness in deed!
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yes, and the similarities are scary

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Eeyore, the book I used and study the 1918 flu is: The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. An excellent work in not only the 1918 Influenza, but about the early development of medicine in our country, and politics. I highly recommend reading. Gets boring sometimes, but I love it for the research Barry did.
 
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I'll get the name of my husband book for you as well.  All I can remember at this point is the bulk of the cover was grayscale pic of people with an orange banner with the title.  Thank you for the title of yours-- I bet my husband would read that cover to cover as well.
Eeyore, the book I used and study the 1918 flu is: The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. An excellent work in not only the 1918 Influenza, but about the early development of medicine in our country, and politics. I highly recommend reading. Gets boring sometimes, but I love it for the research Barry did.
 
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There is a lot of good info on he net about this book
just google the title.  The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in Historyby John M. Barry  The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History     book data  1,472 ratings, 3.80 average rating, 390 reviews (more data...) 
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    edit  published  October 4th 2005 by Penguin (Non-Classics)  details Paperback, 560 pages  isbn 0143036491    (isbn13: 9780143036494)  description At the height of WWI, historyís most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, k[url=http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29036.The_Great_Influenza_The_Epic_Story_of_the_Deadliest_Plague_in_History#]...more[/url]  [url=http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29036.The_Great_Influenza_The_Epic_Story_of_the_Deadliest_Plague_in_History#][close][/url] At the height of WWI, historyís most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon. John M. Barry has written a new afterword for this edition that brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggest ways in which we might head off another flu pandemic. [url=http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29036.The_Great_Influenza_The_Epic_Story_of_the_Deadliest_Plague_in_History#][close][/url]
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Thats it, thank you Maynard.