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SpitSpreadsDeath.jpg
Streetcar with "SPIT SPREADS DEATH" sign. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company worked closely with the Department of Public Health to try to cut back on the spread of influenza. Note that the windows on the streetcar are open for more ventilation.

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Man wears face mask during 1918 Influenza epidemic. Caption: 'flu victim' is escorted into hospital in October, 1918. Influenza is still one of the most highly contagious diseases known to medicine."

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A Monthly Bulletin of the Health Department October-November 1918 features photos of public signage warning against spitting as a way to stop the spread of communicable diseases.
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