Mark Honigsbaum

Mark Honigsbaum, PhD
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Nicola Davis & Mark Honigsbaum + Laura Spinney 05 May 2021 • EN

What can we learn from the 1918 flu pandemic? – podcast

On 22 June 1918, the Manchester Guardian reported that a flu epidemic was moving through the British Isles. It was noted to be ‘by any means a common form of influenza’. Eventually, it took the lives of more than 50 million people around the world. In a special episode to mark the Guardian’s 200th anniversary, Nicola D

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Georgina Godwin & Mark Honigsbaum 23 Jul 2020 • EN

Monocle Reads: Mark Honigsbaum

Georgina Godwin speaks to writer, journalist and medical historian Mark Honigsbaum. His latest book, ‘The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris’, looks at how, despite a century of medical development, pandemics still take us by surprise.

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Dan Snow & Mark Honigsbaum 10 Apr 2020 • EN

The Prime Minister Hospitalised: Lloyd George's Influenza

In September 1918 David Lloyd George, the charismatic wartime Prime Minister, visited the city of Manchester, attended a vast public gathering and then collapsed. He spent the next week and a half confined to the Manchester Town Hall in a hastily assembled private hospital ward. He needed assistance breathing. His vale

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