A Country Doctor and the Epidemics: Montana 1917-1918

By Steven Helgerson, MD

In his debut novella, Steven D. Helgerson shares a harrowing tale of historical fiction as America prepares to enter Word War I. By mid-October 1918, the largest epidemic of the 20th Century had reached rural Montana. The effects were catastrophic. Grieving the death of his wife and unborn child, a physician, deeply troubled by the limitations of medicine in his time, struggles to protect his community. A detailed study of the extraordinary events affecting the social fabric of 1917 Montana, Helgerson examines a world on the brink of World War I and its affect on a community disrupted by disease and war.

  • Book signings with author Steven D. Helgerson
  • Richly detailed historical fiction account of actual influenza epidemic
  • Examination of the stark limitations of medical science in 1918
  • Medical conditions and treatments reflective of best practices of the time


Spring, 2017
6 x 9 | 152 Pages
Softcover, perfect bound,