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Spanish Influenza of 1918 – 1920 with Tammy Schane

October 1, 2018, 1:00pm
Thetosca Smith of Greentown (right) at Atlantic City Hospital in 1918.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu Epidemic (1918–1920), author and historian Tammy Schane will discuss why this disease became a pandemic across six continents, infecting 500 million people and killing between 50 and 100 million. How did the United States respond to the health crisis? Is that response applicable today? Are we as susceptible in 2018 as we were in 1918 to such a world-wide epidemic? Tammy Schane holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University and Master’s Degree in Public/Applied History from LaSalle University. She is the Membership and Programs Coordinator of Pennsylvania Land Title Association; tour guide for Doylestown Cemetery Walking Tours; and author of Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th-Century Tombstone Carvings.

Light refreshments will follow the presentation.  All Greene-Dreher Historical Society programs are free and open to the public.

This program is sponsored by Peter Porter Realty, 2018 Business Partner.