Tom Ewing and Students’ Research on Russian Influenza Posted on Circulating Now Blog
January 1, 2019
Circulating Now, the blog of the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine, posted three papers about Russian influenza research by Tom Ewing, a professor in the Department of History and associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research; Andrew Pregnall, a senior history and microbiology major; and 2018 alumni Ian Hargreaves, German and international studies; Jessica King, communication and international studies; and Tyler Talnagi, German and international studies. “Revealing Data: Using Term Frequency to Chart Influenza Reporting,” “Revealing Data: Measuring Mortality During an Epidemic,” and “Revealing Data: Close Reading and Textual Analysis as Historical Methods” were posted on November 14, 15, and 16 respectively.
The research was completed in the summer of 2017 and presented in July 2017 at a seminar hosted by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine.