The impact of disease has bee nentirely understated as a part of the First World War. The lecture examines its true role: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-first-world-war-disease-the-only-victor
The First World War was the first major conflict in which battlefield deaths exceeded those caused by diseases. Nevertheless, infectious diseases played significant roles in every front. This lecture will discuss the conditions necessary for starting epidemics and the spread of diseases and how these conditions were exploited by microorganisms not only during the war but also in its aftermath.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-first-world-war-disease-the-only-victor
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