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April 5, 1918

Respiratory illness is the cause of the majority of the illness and death in the armed forces. The Medical Corps has started a campaign to suppress the coughing and spitting that is leading to the spread of measles, influenza, mumps, and pneumonia. They will promote the slogan "Don't cough, don't sneeze, don't spit." The rest of the page is devoted to the Liberty Bond Drive.

Source: "Army Medics Will Make Sneezeless Days Popular Among Fighters of the U.S." Chickasha Daily Express, Chickasha, Oklahoma, April 5, 1918. Page 3, Column 1.

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