Two Pandemics, Two Centuries, One Town 1918 vs. 2020
The pandemic we’re in now is a historical echo of the so-called Spanish Flu outbreak of a hundred years ago. On October 21, the Albemarle County Historical Society invited Addeane Caelleigh to discuss her work “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in Albemarle County and Charlottesville” from the 2017 Magazine of Albemarle County History.
Caelleigh is a retired UVA School of Medicine curriculum developer, and former editor of Academic Medicine, the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Addeane is interviewed by Dr. Michael Dickens — an honors graduate of Princeton University, M.D from Columbia University with residency training at UVA, and a practicing pediatric physician in Charlottesville for 35 years. In retirement, Mike volunteers for the Society, and is an author, researcher and interpreter of history.