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Unformatted text preview: history even though so many people died in such a short amount of time (20 million in six months). This is especially shocking because it affect people of all ages, not just the elderly and young. I cannot help wondering why the Spanish Flu was such a deadly disease. In Katherine Anne Porters Pale Horse, Pale Rider, she published a fictional account of the horrors of the Spanish Flu pandemic. I cannot help but ask why the disease was so much more deadly than the regular flu diseases that we see today? It could be that because of the time period, medical technology and research was less advanced. But still, what made the Spanish Flu so much different from the flu epidemics before it?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course HISTORY 183 taught by Professor Osseo-asare during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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