Dr Abernethy on the Spanish Flu

Dr Abernethy on the Spanish Flu

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Location

Derry, Londonderry, Royal Victoria Hospital, RVH, The Royal Victoria Hospital

Year

1969

Date

Production 09/01/1969

Length

03min 07sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

In a remarkable interview, Lesley Dawes meets Dr Abernethy from Derry. Dr Abernethy was a Resident Doctor in the Royal Victoria Hospital during the flu pandemic of 1918. He had the flu himself and recalls those terrible times and how the flu recurred for three or four years after.  

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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