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When the Spanish Flu invaded Murcia

   In this time of pandemic, the so-called Spanish flu of 1918 can serve as a historical experience to analyze how we act  individually and as a society in the face of an existential threat.

   For this reason, the Murcian Society of Anthropology (SOMA), in collaboration with the University of Murcia, carries out the project: "When the Spanish flu invaded Murcia." The project is part of the activities of the "Jean Monnet Chair" and is carried out with a team of young researchers from the UM Faculty of Philosophy.

   Its objective is to investigate different aspects related to the development of the epidemic in Murcia  —Mortality, attempts to combat the spread of influenza, impact on different social classes, activities of health workers or effects it caused on the population. But micro-studies will also be carried out on the unique fates of different families affected by the flu.

   The list includes people who died between May 1918 and early 1920 as a result of influenza and lung diseases - except tuberculosis. It is only about people buried in the Our Father Jesus Cemetery  of Murcia. The list has been arranged in alphabetical order of surnames, although it may contain some misprints.

   We invite all interested parties to collaborate in this project.



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