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Glen Foerd/HFU Speaker Series: "Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia"
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Contact Mary Carroll Johansen | mcjohansen@holyfamily.edu

"Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic"

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00 pm, ETC Auditorium

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, influenza casualties overwhelmed Philadelphia’s hospitals. In 2019, the Mütter Museum ill open the exhibition Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia about the virus that killed more people globally than both world wars combined, and devastated Philadelphia over a few short months. Director of the museum Robert D. Hicks, PhD, in an illustrated presentation, discusses the flu pandemic in Philadelphia and previews the new exhibition.

The series is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required.

Location Education Technology Center Auditorium

Event Details for:
Glen Foerd/HFU Speaker Series: "Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia"

Thursday, March 21, 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm

"Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic"

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00 pm, ETC Auditorium

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, influenza casualties overwhelmed Philadelphia’s hospitals. In 2019, the Mütter Museum ill open the exhibition Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in Philadelphia about the virus that killed more people globally than both world wars combined, and devastated Philadelphia over a few short months. Director of the museum Robert D. Hicks, PhD, in an illustrated presentation, discusses the flu pandemic in Philadelphia and previews the new exhibition.

The series is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required.

Location : Education Technology Center Auditorium
Contact : Mary Carroll Johansen | mcjohansen@holyfamily.edu
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