Osteopathic physician mortality in the influenza pandemic of 1918-1920

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The influenza outbreak that occurred during 1918-1920 was a defining moment in the history of the world and osteopathic medicine. Despite the tre-mendous loss of human life, osteopathic physicians also observed greater success in the treatment of patients with the disease, in contrast with their allopathic counterparts. Osteopathic physicians also succumbed to the deadly influenza effects while treating patients. A list of osteopathic physicians who died of influenza or related complications during the pandemic, obtained from osteopathic journals from that time, is provided, along with the historical context of the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-475
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • 1918 pandemic
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia


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