Lessons from “The Great Influenza”: A Public Health Legacy from WWI

Nov
19
5:30 pm
Where

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Curtis Laws Wilson Library, 2nd Floor
400 W 14th Street
Rolla, MO 65409

Where

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Curtis Laws Wilson Library, 2nd Floor
400 W 14th Street
Rolla, MO 65409

Sparked by the assassination of one man, World War I eventually included the forces of the world's major industrial powers (over 18 countries) and ended with millions dead. The war also gave rise to significant and enduring changes in America. Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to fight disease and treat disability. Women and minority participation in the war led to women’s voting rights and raised awareness on civil rights issues throughout society. The war led to pivotal changes in America's culture, technology, economy, and role in the world. It redefined how we saw ourselves as Americans and its legacy continues today.

Join David Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, for his talk, Lessons from “The Great Influenza”: A Public Health Legacy from WWI.

Westenberg's presentation is in conjunction with the exhibit World War I: Lessons and Legacies, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.