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Flu Masks and Onions: Wacky Cures and Remedies During the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic

Between 1918 and early 1919, the Spanish influenza became the deadliest plague since the Black Death of the Middle Ages.  The Spanish flu took the lives of healthy young individuals including pregnant women, children and American soldiers during World War I.  The deadly influenza killed more Americans than World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. The furious waves of the flu swept across America killing 675,000 people.

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Soldier Thrown in Air 1917: Lewis Hines History in Photos

Photographer Lewis Hine photographed American Red Cross relief work in Europe in 1917. While in Europe, he photographed the conditions in post-war and the relief efforts of the American Red Cross.

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