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“Not Over By Any Means”: Quack Influenza Cures from Year Two of the 1918 Pandemic
In January 1919 the influenza pandemic continued to sweep through the United States seemingly unabated. On New Year’s Day the Augusta Chronicle published the advertisement for a preventative tonic shown below, which at first glance appears to be a news article. Warning to the country that the Influenza epidemic is by no means ended, and that all possible precautions against the disease should be taken has just been issued by the public health authorities at Washington. Late reports show that...
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