Speaker to discuss flu epidemic
Nancy Bristow, American history professor at the University of Puget Sound, will speak at 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, on the lower level of Melrose Hall.
The presentation, “Remembering Catastrophe: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic,” will address Bristow’s research on the various responses to the pandemic and the factors that influenced them.
Bristow, great-granddaughter of two of the pandemic’s victims, recently published a book on her study, “American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.” In the book, she presents a range of perspectives from flu patients, their families, medical professionals and community leaders, based on her extensive study of primary sources.
Bristow has been at UPS since 2006. Her other publications include “Making Men Moral: Social Engineering During the Great War.”
The free lecture is sponsored by PLACE and Linfield’s Health, Human Performance and Athletics Department. For more information, contact Sarah Coste, visiting assistant professor of health and human performance, at 503-883-2481 or email@example.com.