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;
meant zeal and rdlent
the dratgonade w ierein
3 citizens were be idup.
and -.compelled to "fprove
the draft, all to catch
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 ht.lu of the i~c
organism.eJu4 te i. _Z$l ~is " 4.bm 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.
NEWSPAPER RN u r