Readings: A Selection

W. I. B. Beveridge, Influenza: The Last Great Plague, Heinemann, London, 1977.

Concise, non-technical account of the epidemic behavior of influenza.

Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., Epidemic and Peace, 1918, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1976.

Comprehensive, non-technical ac-count of the great influenza pan-demic of 1918-19.

Comptroller General of the United States, The Swine Flu Program: an Unprecedented Venture in Preventive Medicine, Report to the Congress, June 27, 1977.

Reviews planning and operation of the swine flu program and offers recommendations.

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 136, supplement, December 1977.

Reports presented at a symposium sponsored by NIAID, BoB and CDC in January 1977. Introductory papers contain detailed accounts of investigations surrounding identi-fication of swine flu in New Jersey; others deal with clinical studies of swine influenza vaccine.

Edwin D. Kilbourne (editor), The Influenza Viruses and Influenza, Academic Press, New York, 1975.

Excellent, authoritative textbook.

June Osborn (editor), Influenza in America, 1918-1976, Prodist, New York, 1977.

Based on a symposium concerning the history, science and politics of influenza held at a meeting of the American association for the History of medicine in May 1977.

Philip Selby (editor), Influenza: Virus, Vaccine and Strategy, Academic Press, London, 1976.

Papers presented at a conference on pandemic influenza in January 1976; the state of expert thinking just prior to isolation of swine flu in New Jersey.

Sir Charles H. Stuart-Harris and Geoffrey C. Schild, Influenza; The Viruses and the Disease, Publishing Sciences Group, Littleton, Massachusetts, 1976.

Technical but well written summary of knowledge in the field.

United States Senate, Hearings, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Ses-



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Readings: A Selection W. I. B. Beveridge, Influenza: The Edwin D. Kilbourne (editor), The In- Last Great Plague, Heinemann, fluenza Viruses and Influenza, London, 1977. Academic Press, New York, 1975. Concise, non-technical account Excellent, authoritative textbook. of the epidemic behavior of in- June Osborn (editor), Influenza in fluenza. America, 1918-1976, Prodist, New Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., Epidemic and York, 1977. Peace, 1918, Greenwood Press, Based on a symposium concern- Westport, Connecticut, 1976. ing the history, science and poli- Comprehensive, non-technical tics of influenza held at a meet- ac-count of the great influenza ing of the American association pan-demic of 1918-19. for the History of medicine in May 1977. Comptroller General of the United States, The Swine Flu Program: an Philip Selby (editor), Influenza: Virus, Vaccine and Strategy, Academic Unprecedented Venture in Preven- tive Medicine, Report to the Con- Press, London, 1976. gress, June 27, 1977. Papers presented at a conference Reviews planning and operation on pandemic influenza in January of the swine flu program and of- 1976; the state of expert thinking fers recommendations. just prior to isolation of swine flu in New Jersey. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 136, supplement, Decem- Sir Charles H. Stuart-Harris and Geof- ber 1977. frey C. Schild, Influenza; The Vi- ruses and the Disease, Publishing Reports presented at a sympo- Sciences Group, Littleton, Massa- sium sponsored by NIAID, BoB chusetts, 1976. and CDC in January 1977. Intro- ductory papers contain detailed Technical but well written sum- accounts of investigations sur- mary of knowledge in the field. rounding identi-fication of swine United States Senate, Hearings, Sub- flu in New Jersey; others deal committee on Health, Committee with clinical studies of swine in- on Labor and Public Welfare, Ni- fluenza vaccine. nety-fourth Congress, Second Ses- 151

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sion, April 1 and August 5, 1976. eign Commerce, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, Serial Contemporary introduction to the No. 94-113, June 28, July 20, 23 swine flu program’s logic and in- and September 13, 1976. tentions. The August hearing deals with liability. Wide-ranging discussion of the swine flu program; emphasizes House of Representatives, Supplemen- liability issues. Detail on posi- tal Hearings, Subcommittee on tions of drug and insurance firms Health and the Environment, as well as public officials. Committee on Interstate and For- 152