Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure? While influenz On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubli...

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Title:Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
Author:Jeremy Brown
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1501181246
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History Reviews

  • Dawn Michelle
    Dec 03, 2018
    HOW do you review a book like this? I could absolutely do a term paper on this book and with a little more research and a few more notes [than what I already took], I could write a research paper on this book. But a review for Goodreads and NetGalley? THAT will be a little more difficu...
  • Andi
    Dec 28, 2018
    Fascinating!! I learned quite a lot about the history of influenza, specifically about the 1918 outbreak. Dr. Brown?s writing is compelling, understandable, and eye-opening. I definitely recommend reading it. ...
  • Bonny
    Jan 28, 2019
    I'm glad that Jeremy Brown wrote Influenza in a scientific manner. The flu pandemic of 1918 was horrific and devastating, but Dr. Brown has chosen not to focus on the more sensational aspects of it. Instead he takes a thorough and informative approach by writing about the flu virus in ...
  • Debbie Jacob
    Jan 12, 2019
    A reader-friendly, scientific look at the flu and its history. I quite enjoyed discussions about statistics that could be understood by the average reader. ...
  • Glenda
    Dec 26, 2018
    ?Influenza? is a fascinating look at the history of flu outbreaks and both the medical and political implications of medical research and health policy. The historical account of the flu epidemic of 1918 is interesting, but the ways the pharmaceutical industry has manipulated publi...
  • David
    Nov 21, 2018
    Here's an idea: on the 100-year anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic, a history of the flu written by an actual doctor. In this case, a medical doctor who actually has seen perhaps hundreds of cases of the flu himself provides an interestingly unique viewpoint. He's also a good writ...
  • Daniel Fell
    Feb 03, 2019
    A fascinating look at the disease from both a clinical and economic perspective. The authors also spends considerable time on the ethical and morale issues surrounding how we diagnosis, treat and prevent influenza and draws interesting comparisons with how other countries approach the ...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Dec 12, 2018
    Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Jeremy Brown is a very highly recommended, fascinating exploration of the history of the flu virus and the search for a cure. The 1918 Flu pandemic left an estimated 50 to 100 million people dead worldwide....
  • Nannette
    Dec 23, 2018
    Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History Audiobook ? Unabridged Dr. Jeremy Brown (Author) Holter Graham (Narrator) Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) Dr. Jeremy Brown has written an easy to read history of the influenza virus that reads l...
  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    Jan 21, 2019
    Review of ?Influenza? by Jeremy Brown Dr. Brown is an Emergency Medicine physician who has worked in both the UK and the US. He wrote this book specifically to document the ?one hundred year war against the flu?. The Pandemic of 1919 killed over 30 million around the world. ...
  • Ron
    Dec 11, 2018
    Influenza by Dr. Jeremy Brown I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide and infected as many as a third of th...
  • Janet
    Nov 25, 2018
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. Dr Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying...
  • Janet
    Nov 25, 2018
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. Dr Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying...
  • Cindi
    Feb 10, 2019
    Very interesting A Wellwritten, accessible to non medical people account of the 1918 flu outbreak, along with current theories about the cause and what is being done today in case of another killer pandemic. ...
  • Andrea
    Nov 25, 2018
    Wow. Great book. The author is successful at explaining why influenza is a very complicated thing medically. He enumerated many of the medical descriptions of what the flu is, how does it grow and attack the body on a cellular level, as well as the constantly evolving virus. He strikes...
  • Tammam Aloudat
    Jan 07, 2019
    A comprehensive and straight forward history and state of influenza for the non-specialist. The book is very well written and covers a wider range of influenza-related topics from the history of the past century since the great Spanish flu pandemic to the vaccinations, medicines, and b...
  • Deborah Stevens
    Nov 26, 2018
    A worldwide pandemic disease, untreatable and often fatal, with a dodgy vaccine that many people do not choose to get? Not Station Eleven dystopian fiction, but an account of the Spanish Flu of 1918, and lots of information on present day flu bugs, treatments, policies, etc. Wel...
  • Jan
    Nov 11, 2018
    I'm not certain who will benefit most from this book. The very beginning could be quite off putting to the general public while paramedicals like me are entranced. Lots of it is easily comprehensible to most, while some sections might make some folks glassy eyed. Yet you ask why I rec...
  • Jeanette
    Jan 04, 2019
    Simply perfect. Not only does he inform but he also is honest. Actually, he is the most honest medical doctor to express his knowledge and a condition in print that I have come across yet. And I read medical as a group- both public deemed and "in group" heavy textbook criteria testing....
  • Missy
    Jan 21, 2019
    I give this book 5 stars because Dr. Brown's writing is accessible and makes understanding the science of the flu virus and vaccines incredibly easy to understand. He reviews the basic science behind all of the aspects we understand of the flu virus, it's behavior, how vaccines work, a...
  • The Irregular Reader
    Nov 25, 2018
    Jeremy Brown brings the focus of an ER physician to his history of the annual malady we are all so familiar with. On the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 "Spanish" Flu pandemic, Brown examines the nature of that strain, and of the influenza virus itself. Brown gives us an on-the-gro...
  • Kate
    Jan 16, 2019
    The 1918 epidemic has always held a fascination for me so I have read pretty much any book around on the subject. This one only touches on it lightly. It is written by a doctor and each chapter details a period of history and the effects that influenza epidemics had on the people, also...
  • Kristy K
    Feb 09, 2019
    "Flu is certainly not the ?emperor of all maladies? as cancer was described by the oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, but it is the malady of all empires." This short but informative novel about influenza encompasses everything from its history and its impact to the role pharmaceu...
  • Nicole
    Feb 01, 2019
    This is the book to select if you want an easy to read book on influenza. It does a great job going over what influenza is, how it spreads, why pandemics develop, the complexity of treatment, the value of immunization, and the history of the 1918 flu. ...
  • Anett Kovacs
    Dec 15, 2018
    Note: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. ER doctor Jeremy Brown explores a century of flu in Influenza: The Quest to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History . From the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, which didn't even start in Spain to the 2009 H1N1 "pandemic", which, to be pr...
  • Robin
    Feb 03, 2019
    It was pretty interesting but overall it felt like something was missing. I didn't know too much about the influenza and the multiple millions of victims it causes. I just know it as the thing that makes me sniff once or twice a year. It was interesting to learn that the most li...
  • Cheryl
    Jan 27, 2019
    Great research recap of the Flu Pandemic of 1918, research and development since then, variables that could influence another Pandemic, and the people involved over the decades. Well written and tons of cited research. ...
  • chan
    Dec 30, 2018
    3.75/5 stars Content includes depictions of severe cases of influenza and suicide "I've been thinking heavily about the flu for twenty years," said [Jeff] Taubenberger, the man who knows more about the flu than anyone, "and I know nothing."I wanted to read this book, because I am fasc...
  • Aliza Ali
    Feb 01, 2019
    Brown is a fantastic author with a knack for story telling. I loved this historical understanding of biological phenomenon that we all deal with in some capacity. I think this is an important story that needs telling, especially right now. Though I found some parts to be long winded an...
  • Liz M.
    Jan 10, 2019
    4/5 Note: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a fascinating read that draws you in immediately, which is very much unique for a work of nonfiction. The author and doctor gives an informative and honest history of influenza. The authors keeps...