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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 21st, 2020, 1:39 am

“THE FLU” A BRIEF HISTORY OF INFLUENZA IN U. S. AMERICA EUROPE HAWAII by A. MOURITZ (1861-1943).

This project is now complete. All files can be downloaded from the catalog page here:https://librivox.org/the-flu-a-brief-history-of-influenza-by-a-mouritz/[/color]
PREFACE
This Booklet has been written and compiled for the use of any student or layman who seeks concise and clear information on the history of Influenza. Brief and salient facts are set forth relating to “Flu” epidemics and pandemics: other collateral features have also been discussed, connected with or bearing upon this subject.

A. M.
Author and Compiler.
Honolulu, Hawaii, U. S. A., 1921. ( A. Mouritz)

Notes:
  • much of the material in "The Flu" is still relevant today, like pandemic terminology, thoughts about causes and micro-organisms, the flu's relationship with pneumonia, the impact on society, and approaches to treatments
  • "The Flu" is included in the Surgeon General's Library at the U. S. National Library of Medicine
  • omitted Chapter 5 (titled, From the Author’s Booklet, “Historical Hawaii”) to retain the primary purpose as stated in the title and Preface, and subtract secondary material

Grace Buchanan

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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (A. MOURITZ) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Albert_St._Mouritz

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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 21st, 2020, 1:55 am

I haven't yet found any biographical info on this author, but I will keep looking. I welcome suggestions.

Sections:
0. Preface and Bibliography
1. Chapter 1
...
5. From the Author’s Booklet, “Historical Hawaii"

I think the file name should be flu_##_mouritz_128kb.mp3. What do you think?

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Post by annise » March 21st, 2020, 3:20 am

Seems an interesting topic, I'll set up a MW for you.

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Post by annise » March 21st, 2020, 4:04 am

MW set up
I agree with file name and have shortened the intros a bit.
I see it's your first time with the mw , I'll post instructions later, and I'll put an example of what you need to add to the title feld
Anne

Added - the decision is yours but people don't normally read the bibliography. If you chose not to, the preface would be very short and people often just combine it with chapter 1 ? I can get rid of section 0 if you decided to go that way.

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Post by annise » March 21st, 2020, 4:09 am

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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 21st, 2020, 10:45 am

Thank you so much Anne for joining me on this adventure, my first solo. I really appreciate your support and thoughts.

I'm impressed by how readable this book is. So far (I'm half done with my first read-through) it doesn't sound obsolete.

I'll be wanting others' perspectives as I read the foreign words and tables.

I appreciate your concern about the bibliography. On the one hand, the booklet is intended for the "student or layman". On the other hand, I think it would be found interesting to medical practitioners, and they and students might appreciate the references. I found the list interesting (names, places of publication, dates), and appreciated seeing his sources. Since the preface and bibliography are so brief, and might not interest many people, I thought I'd put them in their own Section so people could easily skip them. I know many people who skip prefaces, introductions, forewords... and dive right into Chapter 1. Please expand my perspective!

Thanks for shortening the intros. Great idea!

I'm on my way to your MW links. Thanks so much!
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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm

I had a great time doing a first read-through of this book until I got to the last chapter. It's an excerpt from the author's previous book, and I don't see what most of it has to do with the Flu. Starting with "A POLYNESIAN COLONY LIVES IN PELE LIILII", it rambles about geography and social geography and geographical history, and finally has a table of figures that seem to show how some of the populations described were devastated by flu epidemics/pandemics. Certainly someone has encountered a situation like this before. I see my options as:

* cancel the book
* eliminate the last chapter
* can I edit the last chapter to just include the relevant parts?
* let someone else record the last chapter

Any other ideas?
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Post by annise » March 21st, 2020, 4:57 pm

Lets have a look - we will be able to come up with a solution , and we have a while to do it, even if it means tweaking the summary and title a bit. Just go ahead with the flu part.

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Post by annise » March 21st, 2020, 6:02 pm

I think it's fine to leave it out, it is separated and more like an ad and irrelevant. We might say in the summary something about it for the sake of those who read along with the text, and we maybe should put a comment about knowledge having been gained over the last century ,

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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 22nd, 2020, 6:51 am

You're great Anne! I love your idea! Thanks so much!
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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 23rd, 2020, 2:36 pm

Hi Anne!

Finally, after a day of searching, and learning a lot about Dr. Mouritz and his practice, I discovered the listing for the author at gutenberg.org: "Mouritz, A. A. St. M. (Arthur Albert St. M.) 1861-1943". So, now you have the years of birth and death, as I promised.

Hoping you are keeping well,
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Post by annise » March 23rd, 2020, 2:39 pm

Thanks :D Anne

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 23rd, 2020, 2:50 pm

if you'll be needing a proof-listener, please consider me

I saw your post in the pronunciation help thread. Don't worry too much if you can't find some words, they are rather obscure and old, and maybe their correct pronunciation is debated anyway. Just read it with confidence.

I can tell you phleo in Greek is pronounce like flEH-oh. And the flie in fliessen sounds like flea. flEA-sen

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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 23rd, 2020, 3:05 pm

Hi again, Anne,

In Chapter 1, Influenza, the following is written,
"1510 Coqueluche French
1510 Coccoluche Anglo-French"

and then,

"Coqueluche; from coq, the male bird; ... hence, “Coqueluche.”
Coccoluche. Is the above word Coqueluche, Anglicised. Coc or cocc is Anglo-Saxon for the French word, coq."

Will you help me decide how to read this?

I understand that Coqueluche and Coccoluche are pronounced the same. I'm considering skipping "1510 Coccoluche Anglo-French", and then reading the last line spelled out, "C o c or c o c c is Anglo-Saxon for the French word, coq." Can I leave out that line altogether from Coccoluche to coq?

Thanks,
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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 23rd, 2020, 3:33 pm

Hooray Rapunzelina! Glad you're here. Thanks! I'm really glad to have you as my proof listener.

Thanks for noticing my post in the pronunciation thread. I posted because the pronunciations for most of the words that I looked up so far were deeply buried in the internet. My only proficiency with any language is English, and that only opens my imagination for many ways that each word could be pronounced. Thanks for the Greek help. You made that easy!
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