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BERTUCCI, Liane Maria. Omnipotent fear along 1918 influenza. Varia hist. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.42, pp.457-475. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752009000200005.
Fear is a multiple faces feeling that along a hard epidemic becomes omnipresent, as well as it can motivate discrimination and exclusion together to desperate, and many times solidary, search for disease cureA disease that challenged medical-scientific knowledge, influenza epidemic brought up among Brazilians fear of personal contact, as well as people unconcerning and ancestral terror of hospitalsOn the other hand, 1918 influenza fear motivated solidarity, which had been expressed in a singular manner on domestic healing practices that, joint together few medical information and faith, revealed generosity of individuals who broadcast for free those information that, they believed, could put an end to the epidemic.
Keywords : Spanish flu; social history of culture; popular medicine.