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B19. The Great Influenza of 1918 (Saffrin)(Friday)

  • 10/26/2018
  • 12/07/2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/26/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 11/09/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 11/16/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 11/30/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 12/07/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Kennedy bldg Rm. 119, Assumption College
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On the 100th anniversary of its outbreak, we will explore the causes, progress and effects of the deadliest pandemic the world has ever seen.  Topics will include origins of the pandemic; how and why the pandemic spread and disappeared; the state of medical knowledge before and during the pandemic; how did Worcester deal with the pandemic; and what we’ve learned and changes we’ve made.

GROUP LEADER Victor Saffrin has a BA in Theater and Economics and an MS in Computer Science and is now retired from a career spanning rock-and-roll lighting roadie, laser light show designer, embedded software engineer and engineering process manager. He has taught WISE courses on the lesser-known operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and on Connected Inventions.

OPTIONAL BOOK: The Great Influenza, by John Barry. Penquin Press.0ISBN# 978-0143036494

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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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