|| Ch. 1. A virologist's perspective on the 1918-19 pandemic -- Ch. 2. Genetic characterisation of the 1918 'Spanish' influenza virus -- Ch. 3. The plague that was not allowed to happen: German medicine and the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 in Baden -- Ch. 4. 'You can't do anything for influenza': doctors, nurses and the power of gender during the influenza pandemic in the United States -- Ch. 5. Japan and New Zealand in the 1918 influenza pandemic: comparative perspectives on offical responses and crisis management -- Ch. 6. Coping with the influenza pandemic: the Bombay experience -- Ch. 7. Spanish influenza in China, 1918-20: a preliminary probe -- Ch. 8. Flue downumber: a demographic and geographic analysis of the 1919 epidemic in Sydney, Australia -- Ch. 9. The overshadowed killer: influenza in Britain in 1918-19 -- Ch. 10. Death in winter: Spanish flu in the Canadian subarctic -- Ch. 11. Spanish influenza seen from Spain -- Ch. 12. A holocaust in a holocaust: the Great War and the 1918 'Spanish' influenza epidemic in France -- Ch. 13. Long-term effects of the 1918 'Spanish' influenza epidemic on sex differentials of mortality in the USA: exploratory findings from historical data -- Ch. 14. 'A fierce hunger': tracing impacts of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in southwest Tanzania -- Ch. 15. 'The dog that did not bark': memory and the 1918 influenza epidemic in Senegal -- Ch. 16. Transmission of, and protection against, influenza: epidemiologic observations beginning with the 1918 pandemic and their implications.