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May 8, 1918

 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071593/1918-05-08/ed-1/seq-8/#date1=1918&sort=date&date2=1918&words=influenza&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=8&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=influenza&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=18

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071593/1918-05-08/ed-1/seq-8/#date1=1918&sort=date&date2=1918&words=influenza&language=&sequence=0&lccn=&index=8&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=influenza&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=18

British doctors are overworked and in short supply, and the public is being asked display their patriotism by forgoing visits for minor pains and to take better care of themselves. Influenza, neuralgia, headache and hysteria are listed as being better treated with a few cheery words.

Source: "British Humor," The Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Brattleboro, Vermont, May 8, 1918. Page 8, Column 3.

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