Special Presentation: An Interview with John Barry, Author of the Bestselling Book, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
Session moderated by Bob Wachter
As we confront the clinical, economic, and political complexities of Covid-19, the most relevant historical precedent is the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed more than 20 million people around the world. This week, Bob Wachter will interview John M. Barry, professor at Tulane University and author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. The book is currently the bestselling nonfiction paperback book on the New York Times bestseller list. The Chicago Tribune called it, "monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale,” and the New York Times called it "easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject." Prior to becoming an author, Barry coached high school and college football.
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Note: There won’t be a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds next week, July 2. We will resume on Thursday, July 9.
Thursday, June 25 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm