IN A TIME OF PLAGUE, memories of the 'Spanish' flu epidemic of 1918 in South Africa

: Phillips (H.) comp. & ed.

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193pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series no. 50, Cape Town, 2018

 

Howard Phillips' account of the worst epidemic ever to hit South Africa, told through the memories of 127 survivors, recorded on tape and in letters in the 1970s.

Howard Phillips is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. His books include ""'Black October': the impact of the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 on South Africa" , "The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19" and "Plague, Pox and Pandemics: a pocket history of epidemics in South Africa".