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Selections from the New York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses

The New York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses (housed at the UNC's Health Sciences Library) consists of post-1801 theses in multiple languages from leading medical schools throughout the world. 

This collection is useful for anyone interested in tracing the development of clinical and scientific inquiry into medical schools in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The headlines below are examples of theses written in response to the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Title page of "La Pandémie de Grippe de 1918 et son influence sur la grossesse et la puerpéralité" ["The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Influence on Pregnancy and Puerperalitis"]

Title: La Pandémie de Grippe de 1918 et son influence sur la grossesse et la puerpéralité [The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Influence on Pregnancy and Puerperalitis] 

Author:  Theodore Tjanidès

University:  University of Montpellier (France)

Date:  1918

Title page of "Epidemiologische beobachtungen über die grippe epidemie 1918 im Oberwallis" ["Epidemiological observations on the flu epidemic 1918 in the Upper Valais"]

Title: Epidemiologische beobachtungen über dieinfluenza epidemie 1918 im Oberwallis [Epidemiological observations on the epidemic 1918 in Upper Valais]

Author:  Anton Imahorn

University:  University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Date:  1919

Title page of "Ueber die chirurgischen komplikationen der grippe während der epidemie von 1918" ["About the surgical complications of the flu during the epidemic of 1918"]

Title: Ueber die chirurgischen komplikationen der influenza während der epidemie von 1918 [About the surgical complications of the flu during the epidemic of 1918] 

Author:  Hans Heufelder

University:  University of Berlin (Germany)

Date:  1919

Title page of "Le Rein dans la Grippe Épidémique" ["Kidney in Epidemic Influenza"]

Title: Le Rein dans la Grippe Épidémique [The Kidney in Epidemic Influenza]

Author:  André Poirier

University:  University of  Montpellier (France)

Date:  1919

Title page of "Grippe et complications post-grippales constatations et réflexions sur l'épidémie de 1918" ["Complications, findings and reflections of Influenza on the epidemic of 1918"]

Title: Grippe et complications post-grippales constatations et réflexions sur l'épidémie de 1918. [Complications, findings and reflections of Influenza on the epidemic of 1918]

Author:  Paul Dufourt

University: University of Lyon (France)

Date: 1919

Title page of "Contribution a l'etude épidémiologique de La Grippe L'épidémie de grippe de l'hiver 1918-1919 á Montpellier" ["Contribution to the epidemiological study of influenza The influenza epidemic of winter 1918-1919 in Montpellier"]

Title: Contribution a l'etude épidémiologique de La Grippe L'épidémie de grippe de l'hiver 1918-1919 á Montpellier [Contribution to the epidemiological study of influenza The influenza epidemic of winter 1918-1919 in Montpellier]

Author: Joseph Aycard

University: University of Montpellier (France)

Date: 1919

Title page of "Contribution a l'étude des traitements de la grippe et particulièrement du Vaccin G. de l'Institut Pasteur" ["Contribution to the study of influenza treatments and particularly of the G-vaccine of the Institut Pasteur"]

Title: Contribution a l'étude des traitements de la grippe et particulièrement du Vaccin G. de l'Institut Pasteur [Contribution to the study of influenza treatments and particularly of the G-vaccine of the Institut Pasteur]

Author: Eugène Bernard

University: University of Algiers (Algeria)

Date: 1920

Title page of "Ueber die influenza epidemie 1920 nach beobachtungen auf der Zürcher medizinschen Universitätsklinik" ["The influenza epidemic in 1920 after observations at the Zurcher Medical University Hospital"]

Title: Ueber die influenza epidemie 1920 nach beobachtungen auf der Zürcher medizinschen Universitätsklinik [The influenza epidemic in 1920 after observations at the Zurcher Medical University Hospital]

Author: Walter Matter

University: University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Date: 1920

Title page of "Pleurésies purulentes observées specialément pendant l'Épidémie de Grippe 1818-1919" ["Purulent pleurisy observed especially during the Influenza Epidemic 1818-1919"]

Title: Pleurésies purulentes observées specialément pendant l'Épidémie de Grippe 1818-1919 [Purulent pleurisy observed especially during the Influenza Epidemic 1818-1919]

Author: Louise Canals

University: University of Montpellier (France)

Date: 1920

"Die Grippe im kinderspital Basel im jahre 1918" ["The flu in the children's hospital Basel in the year 1918"]

Title: Die Grippe im kinderspital Basel im jahre 1918 [The flu in the children's hospital Basel in the year 1918]

Author:  Franz Elmiger

University:  University of Basel (Switzerland)

Date:  1922

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