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Hardiman, D. (2012). The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and the Adivasis of Western India. Social History of Medicine, 25(3), 644–664. 
Added by: Prashanth NS (6/8/23, 10:00 PM)   
Resource type: Journal Article
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0951631X
BibTeX citation key: Hardiman2012
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Categories: Health
Keywords: 1918, 1918-1919, 20th century British colonial administration, ADIVASIS, epidemic, India, indigenous, Indigenous peoples, influenza, Influenza Epidemic, Inuit health, Medical care, Nongovernmental organizations, pandemic, Pandemics, Public health, tribal, United Kingdom
Creators: Hardiman
Collection: Social History of Medicine
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The influenza epidemic of 1918 was the single worst outbreak of this disease known in history. This article examines an area of western India that was affected very badly—that of a tract inhabited by impoverished indigenous peoples, who are known in India as adivasis. The reasons for this are discussed. Some oral accounts help to bring out the enduring memory of that terrible time. The general health of the adivasis and the existing medical facilities in this area are examined. Attempts to check and treat the disease by the colonial government and its doctors, as well as missionary doctors and other non-governmental agencies, are considered to see why they had so little overall impact. Some comparisons are made with the fate of indigenous people in other parts of the world during the epidemic, in particular with the Inuits of Alaska. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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