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The 1918 influenza pandemic: a survivor's tale

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:889
  1. Kieran J Moriarty, consultant physician and gastroenterologist (
  1. Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton

    Patrick Collins, my uncle, was a cavalry soldier in the first world war. In 1918 he was one of the few survivors in his Cheshire regiment.

    When the influenza pandemic struck, it went through …

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