Article ID: CBB001024920

Lost in Transition: Influenza in the British Army in the 1830s and 1840s (2010)


Padiak, Janet (Author)
Herring, D. Ann (Author)

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
Volume: 27
Pages: 343--361

Publication Date: 2010
Edition Details: Part of a special issue on military medicine
Language: English

This paper uses surgeons' reports from the 1830s and 1840s to investigate routine regimental medical care by focusing on a familiar, non-fatal disease. The regimental reports are used to describe the classification of influenza and the use of antiphlogistic regimen to treat the disease. Also discussed is how the surgeons reconciled the rapid spread of influenza with the predominant causation beliefs of the time. Furthermore, the patterns of influenza morbidity in the early middle 19th century are discussed, adding to the understanding of the historical epidemiology of this genetically variable virus.

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Article Hudson, Geoffrey (2010) Guest Editor's Note. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine (p. 263). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Bresalier, Michael
Gilbert, Pamela K.
Loeb, Lori
Heggie, Vanessa
Hudson, Geoffrey L.
Hurt, Raymond
Social History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
Medical History
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
State University of New York Press
Royal Society of Medicine Press
I. B. Tauris
Manchester University Press
Pickering & Chatto
Medicine and the military; medicine in war
Great Britain, colonies
Public health
Guthrie, George James
Great Britain
Manchester (England)
United States
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
20th century
21st century
Great Britain. Royal Navy
East India Company (English)
International Red Cross

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