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Kingston Historical Society (Virtual): “Weathering the Storm: Health Protection and the Canadian Corps During the Pandemic of 1918”

January 19 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Robert C. Engen

Robert C. Engen PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, but has lived in Kingston for two decades. He is the author of three books on human behaviour in war, co-author of a forthcoming graphic history of the Battle of Hill 70 in 1917, and is the author of a book on disease prevention during the Second World War, soon to be published. He was lead researcher for the Hill 70 Memorial Project and is writing the next volume of the official PPCLI regimental history.

His talk is based upon research carried out for the Canadian Armed Forces’ Surgeon-General and was presented to a senior medical advisory committee in April 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and was thereafter published in the Journal of Military, Veterans, and Family Health.

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January 19
7:00 pm




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