13th December 2019, Volume 132 Number 1507

Michael J Maze, Lutz Beckert

The influenza epidemic from 1918–1919 caused an estimated 9,000 deaths among New Zealanders, and disproportionately affected Māori. The current NZMJ features two articles that remind us of aspects of the…

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Author Information

Michael J Maze, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch; Respiratory Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch; Lutz Beckert, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch; Respiratory Medicine, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Lutz Beckert, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch.

Correspondence Email

lutz.beckert@cdhb.health.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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