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The way Germans did it / The way North Carolinians do it

A pair of cartoons from the State Health Bulletin in October 1919 warns North Carolinians of how influenza is spread. The first, showing a man gunning down a soldier with a machine gun, is captioned "The way the Germans did it at Chateau-Thierry: During the recent war approximately 1000 men from North Carolina were killed in battle." The second, showing a man coughing into a crowd, is captioned "The way North Carolinians do it at home: During the epidemic last fall and winter 13,644 North Carolinians laid down their lives to a 'spit-borne' disease -- influenza!"

A cartoon depicting a German soldier shooting North Carolinians in one frame, and a native North Carolinian sneezing on other locals in the other frame.
Citation (Chicago Style): 

“The Health Bulletin, Volume 34, Issue 10, October 1919.” UNC Libraries. Accessed May 18, 2022,

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