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Influenza Encyclopedia

ï~~'the rjol & ot-ii~e7 easiidu ae aet be Aoht ii'.e Ithe 4ind ~bythesimple roc~s of,one t d lock- 0 his past Pe~nt '*sj 8 likely to ring Assdeiated Newspapers~;HO.LOGY.,k: Crane. L ends, prayed some ody; es.V meant zeal and rdlent the dratgonade w ierein 3 citizens were be idup. and -.compelled to "fprove the draft, all to catch logy. mirlimum result wvi h the anent has wisely adopted S'' A. is ready an, willand do* what lhe i~ told,. be true.litekall. (There idle minimum ' ofeople Ling and everybod. But is to kebp 'this ca taakroks as iossijle~ ardent;patriot: ' o cangta b t at lth aoches, ly ~ SpoingA or a tight, his for the' roL- erpian, dnnablt 'boo '~wants ot+ W4 t ery t #h1rsent time. zn t z-epideteaiz dSpain Ii he year~ the.chro 1eles o af- Â~ho 'arly I?1tmo tl~t ' colo y r Ord how s maligni disease of thO respira. tory oerg ns wascarried into N~w l' ngiLp4 by a!j carg ship from Valencia. Several l'1lg. ims died of it F ilowing th~se first seizures in '1664, inter= mitt nt p1dgmics -0ccurred izi this country with reas nab e fs7equencr. Medical books detail them.As h ving taken place- a dozen times i4' the last! two enturies. etween 1860 and 1898 there was a lull ini the nflt enza outbreaks. In the latter year,' however' car~e suddenly# th~e widespread Ia grippe epi* dem c, still within the memory 'of' many of us. This epid lc, accordin~g to bacteriologists. had its ~ori g a somewhere I r tbe'Orient, whence, it found its into Russia an t~ into the rest of Europe and f lnilly, into th0 l nted States. he iname La 4Irippe was applied by French physicins, becau~o Of the swift and unexpected nature, of the disease's attack.- The epidemic, stat4stic~ show, lasted until 18 93, though, perhaps, it Was n ot so widespread as was commonly bellevpid. To have La Grippe becalme a thing of fashion,, and doctors are inclined to think that ma y persons feigned sickness through some foollsb inotion that it gave them.a social superiority.' Thl1 idea may have risen trom'the fact that several roytl families were afflicted. It was' during the epidemic of 188'3-93 that thq gre test' advances in the trepstrent of influenz we e' made. A German scientist named Pfeiffe* suc eed ed -in isolating' a bacillus to which wah glv.n t be name Pfeiffer's baccillus. ' Until li few y$ rs a o* it was devoutly believed by physicians to be he shle cause of influenza. lbSpa~ ish doctors are vehement in their denial thtth 'disease which has already taken a toll i~n the Uhited. States. orginated in their country. t1he fac s se pi to bear 'them but. It is generally known the a influenza epidemic occurred during the summer hr 1917 in nea'rly all of, the South Buro eats countries, and in the fall - and winter of 19 7.11 reached the western front and sent n }~7THE AMERICAN! &SUP PLY' A., LIBRARY OF CONGRESS divisiot hof con+, CauhcU, to t"sethe, ll 4 34i4t~i~i ~i:coup.ry c 4t r: tne of the i~c organism.eJu4 te i. _Z$l ~is " Y.:; cutrso, hegrp 7, sent to the hygienic' latiorat0 4 careful and comparati t d~n~e 1t 0'e In addition'.to this,'the, e' ci carrying, on, a campain'.Oftp bli }'4tct or Trough' the press, an+l4tirO4 1'c fuit 1be4 ' boards, it is administerlpg idvice Inl0imlat:~ of prevention and treatmen~lt,:. ilodsttonp t c a d. tr t #tj1 141 dm g~s throughout the coun~try 'will;:4id11 posters settibg off the valueOof.perso aV hgt fe y "The diseaise now runnfinig over the coutry; the contemplated poster- reads, "is high ly-'eontagjd and may attack yo1ur orztmunity at zany' tizi And, unless you are ye careful, Itit awrsass you and your fampily. eniember therefe'e To cbver up each cough anji sneeze. * 2<:: o 'n spit on the floor, or oi the stweet, or anywh where the germs are Ilk ly to " dry and. be, bloy about. 3. 'Do not use' onimon drinking. '11~ public towels." 't -Checking the spread f "a disease like influfi mpust, perforce, 'be preven lye rath14r than cuTati The sickness is acquired ostly in crowded:Ol or stuffy atmospheres. enty. of, fresh- ir; a sunlight are an almost I fallible Insuranre =. abundant and wholesom diet is als lntertn It is interesting to 'note hat during the epioez of" '93 Pope Leo (III emoved the '' eateu nr strictions from Catholics in order' that they mig be fortified against its a ackts It should be' rememb red, too, in treating2 tients who have acquJ ed "Spanish. inf~luenzad' 44 and sanitation are the' al importait pot ts. tup ar ital moet tog sii aLadministered to" relieve ieadaches end- body. pail] With proper attention- the rilsoasee,wl, tun= nouree in three days am~ the patient fuley xre ered in less than two teeks...'Death s 1do*l $:sues -except through negipet. TRAIN-By.He4ert Cor NEWSPAPER RN u r wi

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