1918 Flu Pandemic 
& AMR

Contributing Organization: Countway Library Center for the History of Medicine

Corresponding author: Scott Podolsky <scott_podolsky@hms.harvard.edu>


This panel explores the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic and its spread worldwide with a focus on the initial outbreak of the virus and response at Camp Devens, a Massachusetts military base northwest of Boston.


What is antimicrobial resistance and what is its history? This panel explores the role of Fleming, his discovery of the first antibiotic (penicillin), modern manifestations of AMR, and what the future might look like for antibiotics.