Guidance From Washington During 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Source: National Archives

Directive from Washington, D.C., regarding treatment and procedures. September 26, 1918,
Naval Districts and Shore Establishments.

The Navy Department tried to prevent the spread of the influenza by educating sailors about protecting themselves. In Circular No. 1, the Navy’s Bureau of Sanitation suggests fresh air, adequate sleep, and fluids to stay healthy.

What strikes me here is how much we knew about health 100 years ago that still applies today.

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