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August 30, 1918

Kissing friends and relatives is discouraged by New York health commissioner Copeland, even as bacteriological studies suggest the outbreak is a mild grippe or common cold. Sick people are discouraged from taking train and other public transportation. A large turnout is expected for the election of officers at the War Mothers of Maryland convention.

Source: "Influenza and Osculation," Evening Capital and Maryland Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland, August 30, 1918. Page 2, Column 1.

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