Article ID: CBB540149674

On the Issue of the Spanish Flu in the First Czechoslovak Republic (2022)


The aim of this paper is to summarize the impact of Spanish influenza on the Czechoslovak Republic, examine the spread of Spanish influenza, and analyze its impact on the mortality of the population. The work is based on an analysis of mostly secondary historical sources containing information on the Spanish flu during the Czechoslovak Republic. Although the new Czechoslovak state paid significant attention to the healthcare system from its beginning, official government statistics do not offer enough relevant data to reconstruct the struggle of the healthcare system with the Spanish flu or determine the consequences of this pandemic in terms of population mortality. The expected number of deaths from Spanish influenza in the Czechoslovak Republic can be calculated using mathematical methods and relevant data. The Spanish flu pandemic tested the readiness of hospitals and nursing care to fight infectious disease of the new created state.

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Authors & Contributors
Noymer, Andrew Jonathan
Langford, Christopher
Mueller, Juergen
Johnson, Niall P. A. S.
Afkhami, Amir Arsalan
Jarosz, Beth
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Social History of Medicine
Medizin, Gesellschaft, und Geschichte
Medical History
University of California, Berkeley
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Cambridge University
University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
University of Exeter
HarperCollins Publishers
Public health
Infectious diseases
Vital statistics
Graunt, John
Koch, Robert
Smith, Theobald
Pasteur, Louis
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
21st century
17th century
Early modern
United States
London (England)
Great Britain

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