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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- fluenza. June Osborn (editor), Influenza in 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, Unprecedented Venture in Preven- Vaccine and Strategy, Academic 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 flu in New Jersey; others deal United States Senate, Hearings, Sub- with clinical studies of swine in- committee on Health, Committee fluenza vaccine. on Labor and Public Welfare, Ni- nety-fourth Congress, Second Ses- 151
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 programâs 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