Journal article

Australian university and medical school life during the 1919 influenza pandemic

James Waghorne

HISTORY OF EDUCATION REVIEW | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose: This article examines the impact of the 1919 influenza pandemic on the life and culture of Australian universities, and the curious absence of sustained discussion about the crisis in university magazines. It considers two contexts, from the perspective of the general university population, and from the particular focus of medical students. Design/methodology/approach: The primary source for this analysis is based on detailed reading of university magazines across three universities, as well as other primary and secondary literature. The article was written during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which has limited access to some other magazines held in library collections, but the corpus..

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