Earlier I posted about the University of Melbourne, School of Population Health collection of historical documents provided on-line, FluWeb Historical Influenza Database. Within those documents were materials related to the effect of the 1918-1919 pandemic on Alaska Natives.
Flu history and research database

Alaska and Eskimo data in 1920 British report

They have now added new documents. We need to do the same, Cangerlaagpiit (Epidemics) — historical lessons

FluWeb email update number 3.

  • Mortality from Influenza and Pneumonia in 50 Large Cities of the United States, 1910-1929 – Collins, S.D., Frost, W.H., Gover, M. and Sydenstricker E.
  • (Source ID = 29) Collected statistics on recorded mortality due to influenza and pneumonia from 50 large cities of the United States over the period 1910-1930. Includes weekly death rates for 35 cities over the pandemic period September 1918 to June 1919; December 1919 to April 1920 and November 1928 to April 1929.

  • Annual Reports of the Board of Health, city of Cambridge, Massachusetts for the years 1918 and 1918
  • (Source ID = 30,31) Summary statistics regarding major causes of death and morbidity for Cambridge MA, including influenza.

  • Annual Report of the Department of Health, city of New York for the years 1918 and 1919 (incomplete)
  • (Source ID = 33) Summary statistics regarding major causes of death and morbidity for New York, including influenza.

  • The Incidence of Epidemic Influenza, 1918-19 – Britten, R.H.
  • (Source ID = 32) (Subtitle: A Further Analysis according to age, sex and color of the records of morbidity and mortality obtained in surveys of 12 localities) Detailed analysis of aspects of the 1918-19 pandemic in 12 US localities. Includes analysis of morbidity, mortality and case-fatality rates by sex and age.

    To access data from the new resources:
    1) Visit FluWeb at http://influenza.sph.unimelb.edu.au/
    2) Click ‘Source Search’ under ‘Search Pages’
    3) enter the Source ID (shown below) of the new resource and click ‘Submit Search’.
    4) From the search results, click the button labelled ‘See ALL records from Source’.

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