Tag Archives: pandemic

  • Medicine at Michigan

    It’s Not the First Time Hospital Construction Has Stopped Because of a Pandemic

    As part of an urgent plan to reduce expenditures, Michigan Medicine has halted construction on the new inpatient hospital. As disappointing as this decision is, it may provide some perspective to realize that this is not the first time that construction on a new University of Michigan hospital has been suspended indefinitely in the face of an economic catastrophe and a pandemic.

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  • Michigan Today

    Two Weeks in 1918

    An unfamiliar strain of influenza reached Ann Arbor some time in the final days of September 1918. The early symptoms felt like a common cold plus “more marked irritation of the mucous membrane of the nose, mouth, and throat.” By October 1, 10 men and two women in their 20s and 30s, none of them University of Michigan students, had been hospitalized.

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  • Michigan Today

    The First Flu Shot

    U-M scientist Thomas Francis broke new ground in the fight against influenza with his work on the first flu shot.

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