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Going Viral - The Podcast

Sep 19, 2018

The disease detectives investigate Britain’s only memorial to the Spanish flu pandemic, which leads them to the diary of flu fighter Dr. Basil Hood - offering a rare insight into the experiences of the brave medics who served on the frontline of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley


Professor John Oxford, Blizzard Institute, Queen Mary College, London. Scientific Director, Oxford Media Medicine

You can visit the ‘Influenza Pandemic Window – Heroes and Heroines of 1918-19’ in the medical library of the Royal London Hospital.

Dr. Basil Hood’s diary can be viewed by appointment at the Wellcome Collection.

‘Spanish Flu: Nursing During History’s Deadliest Pandemic’ is running from 21st September 2018 – 16th June 2019 at The Florence Nightingale Museum, London

The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg

Cover art by Patrick Blower

Dr. Basil Hood voiced by Will Huggins

‘Going Viral’ is supported by Wellcome / @wellcometrust

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