Talk on Flu Epidemic

Dr. Robert Brown

Dr. Robert Brown

Title: WORLD WAR I and the FLU PANDEMIC of 1918
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall
By: Robert Brown, PhD

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I.  It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history killing over 600,000 Americans.  This talk will be the relationship between two of the 20th century’s worst human disasters, the First World War and the flu pandemic of 1918.

Dr. Robert Brown, grew up in the Town of Greece and is recognized as an international authority on the 1918 flu pandemic.  For over 10 years he was a research associate in the History of Medicine at the University College London and is currently as associate professor of history at SUNY Finger Lakes Community College. He has a doctorate in history from Syracuse University. He has contributed numerous articles and TV/radio documentaries on the 1918 flu (including PBS’s Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu).

Public welcome. Reservations are not required. Greece Historical Society members free.  A $2.00 (or more) donation is appreciated from others.