Major Edward Noble is a new type of physician in America; a doctor of Internal Medicine, and a subspecialist in Infectious Disease. His primary mission is to help protect American troops from infectious ailments during the First World War. However, Dr. Noble’s unique vantage point in Boston allows him to detect an emerging influenza strain that is an unprecedented global threat. The U.S. Army Internist desperately attempts to warn and prepare the country for the approaching horror. Influenza’s effect on the world, the nation, and Dr. Noble’s own family unfolds, as medical science seeks ways to somehow stop it. Eventually, the 1918 influenza pandemic killed up to 100 million people, and became the worst natural disaster in human history. The novel “1918” is rigorously researched and accurate historical fiction, told through the eyes of a physician.
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