Gargling to Prevent Influenza
Created: ca. 1918–1919
Medium: Photographic print

Gargling to Prevent Influenza

World War I–era American soldiers at Camp Dix, New Jersey, gargle with salt and water after a day of work. The gargling was prescribed as a preventative against contracting the virulent influenza virus then spreading across the United States and the world in 1918–1919.

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