1918 flu pandemic

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  • WW1: The Causes Of The First World War

    The First World War went down as the deadliest conflict in history, with over 17 million deaths and 20 million injuries ("WW1 Casualties"). Although, what possible reason could ‘justify’ over 37 million casualties? Like many historical events, WW1 transpired in wake from equally influential events, like a domino effect. In 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip sparked the initial outbreak of fighting, and WW1 began. Yet, this wasn’t the sole reason for war. Many…

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  • The Pneumonic Plague: The Black Death

    The Black Plague, also known as the Black Death, was declared as the “Greatest Catastrophe ever” (Benedictow). This disease swept over all of Europe and wiped out about one third of the population. This disease and its affects have been one of the biggest in history. The plague spread rapidly as it could be transmitted from person to person. The disease forever changed Europe’s history and population. The Black Death had huge effects on Europe based on how it spread, what the disease entailed,…

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  • Specialized Hospitals: Quarantine Practices

    yet another area that would be much different than it is today. Although many people took the position of being on the health board extremely reluctantly, the board members soon began to enact many widespread policies to halt the spread of the pandemic. These measures included the introduction of health passes (certificates that gave people permission to travel and were way to ensure that infected people didn’t enter into their cities), Bills of Mortality ((comprehensive forms that gave…

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  • How Did The Economy Change Back In The Middle Ages

    Back in the Middle Ages, 50% of people died from a terrible disease called the Bubonic Plague. Though this plague was devastating, many great advancements came from this. Art and literature had a new age of change, going from dark to bright. Science expanded, giving us new ideas about the universe. From this period we know many great things, but what would happen if the plague broke out now? After the plague, many this changed. People still supported God, but they started to question the…

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  • Effects Of The Bubonic Plague

    The bubonic plague also known as the black death was one of the most devastating disease outbreak in human history. The plague has killed more than one third of the European population. With about twenty-five million people dead the European population decreased dramatically. The black death killed more people than any war or disease ever did up until that time. This outbreak has impacted family life, economy, and the church big time. When the plague first reached Europe people started to panic…

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  • Why Did The Magna Carta Fail

    First of all, the Magna Carta is a document giving power to nobles and land barons from King John. As said in the text it is a “landmark on the road to limited monarchy” (Roger of Wendover). One piece of evidence in the text was “... without raising any difficulty, granted the underwritten laws and liberties, and confirmed them by his charter…” The first reason feudalism fell was because of the Magna Carta a document granting rights from King John to nobles and land barons. After a rebellious…

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  • How And Why Did The Plague Occur In Medieval Europe Occur?

    The plague “How and why did the plague occur in Medieval Europe occur?” The first account of the description of the plague was from Messina. In early October 1347 twelve Genoese Gallery entered Messina Harbour. The people of Messina noticed the men with unusual black boils on their bodies. Anyone who spoke to the men quickly developed a boil the size of a lentil on their thighs and upper arms. This resembled a “burn boil”. The patient would then vomit blood for 3 days after which on the 4th…

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  • Spanish Influenza Pandemic: Article Analysis

    discusses the Spanish influenza Pandemic that occurred in 1918. This pandemic had a detrimental effect on not just a continent, but the entire world. This virus killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people and even the healthiest people were infected. The Spanish Influenza is said to have the highest death rate of the strains. The life expectancy in the United States dropped ten years during this time, due to the rising death rate in healthy young adults brought on by the Pandemic. Unlike the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Beowulf And America's Wildfires

    Every summer there seems to be an exponential increase in the number of terrible videos on the news and the Internet that exhibit terrifying images of forests engulfed in flames and cities completely bogged down with smoke. When reading the section of Beowulf where the dragon gets mad and burns down the Geats’ homeland, the scene depicted in the poem is very similar to those scenes shown by the news. America’s wildfires may not come from a monstrous dragon, but they are just as damaging, and…

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  • Sanitation In The Elizabethan

    Health in the Elizabethan was very poor. Knowledge about sanitation and medical treatments were limited. People started to believe that if they had a disease the soul was bad. As popularity was increasing the sanitation was worsening. Doctor would determine the disease based on the persons urine color or they we determined it on the four humors which is blood, phlegm, choler and melancholy, if the humors we imbalanced they we said to be sick they would be cured by removing or adding blood or…

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