The Spanish Influenza: Exploring Kingston’s Deadly Epidemic of 1918

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Spanish Influenza: Exploring Kingston’s Deadly Epidemic of 1918

Free Public Presentation

In the fall of 1918, nearing the end of WWI, Kingston suffered from one of the deadliest epidemics in recorded history. As both an important military centre and in a prime geographic location near the St. Lawrence river, Kingston admitted thousands of people in permanent and temporary hospitals during both the war and Spanish flu outbreak. This is the story of the Limestone City and its fight to understand, control, and conquer the Spanish influenza. 

A presentation by Queen’s Medical Student and Margaret Angus Research Fellow Andrew Belyea. Refreshments will follow.

Special thanks to Trustees of the Estate of Larry Gibson, Graeme Fraser  and Jay Rayner, for their generous support of this fellowship.

Location: Watson Hall 517, 49 Bader Lane, Queen’s University
Date & time: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
Parking: Free evening parking in Queen's surface lots
No registration required.
Information: 613-548-2419,

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