Businesses, Corporations, Millionaires & the 1918 Influenza

Chelsea Gibson's picture

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers


I've recently been contacted by a journalist who is looking for some historical background on the 1918 Influenza. I am coyping part of his email below.  

I'm looking into a story about the role that America's wealthy industrialists and their corporations played in responses to the 1918 influenza, and/or other outbreaks of that era. Part of the idea is to compare/contrast with the role that Big Tech CEOs and their companies are playing today, but I want to first learn more of the history to see whether the comparison might be instructive. 


If you are someone who has expertise in this matter, please email me at and I will forward him your contact information. 


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