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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Month: February 2017 (page 2 of 2)

Aspirin, the Flu Pandemic, and WW1

In 2009 Karen Starko, MD, published a paper where she suggests that aspirin may have played a significant role in the death of people suffering from the 1918 flu.

It wasn’t until the 1960’s that pharmacologists began to seriously study how aspirin worked.  It is a very complicated drug.  In 1968 a graduate of Nebraska School of Pharmacy told me that if Aspirin were to come on the market today it probably would not be over-the-counter. ...read more

C-SPAN3 Programming, February 11-12

Your weekly update to WWI programming on C-SPAN3 includes two programs this weekend, both from the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s November symposium.

First up is actually in the wee hours of Sunday morning the 12th.  At 3:00 a.m CT is Vejas Liulevicius’s talk on German Occupied Eastern Europe During World War I. ...read more

WWI & the Flu Pandemic: Immunology

Until recent publications the 1918 flu presented two unusual problems that were never fully understood. The age of those effected and the extreme number people who died from the flu.

The 1918 flu pandemic seemed to affect people in the prime of life. The age bracket that suffered the most was said to be between 20 and 40 years old. Recent publications suggest a an age group from age 25 to 30 years old. Prior to 1918 and after 1918 the population age most effected by the flu was the very young and the very old. ...read more

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