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Flu Outbreak - Secretaries Wear Masks

Flu Outbreak - Secretaries Wear Masks Medicine Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs World War I Disasters Famous Historical Events

On October 16, 1918, this New York City secretary was required to wear a mask in her office.  According to the National Archives:

The flu prevented day-to-day operations from going smoothly. Officials advised all persons to wear face masks, even indoors. Many believed that a person could contract the disease by handling documents and equipment.


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Photo online, courtesy U.S. National Archives - image 165-WW-269B-16

 

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