‘Spanish flu has led to many deaths. Some say 100 millions, but not because of the flu virus, himself.
People died from subsequent bacterial infections, in the lungs at one point, where there were no antibiotics.‘
Lessons on fresh air from the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918
In 1918, during the worldwide spread of the Spanish flu, many doctors knew that fresh air would aid in the healing process.
In Halifax, in Yorkshire, a doctor smashed a window with a rolling pin; and, he found that his panting patients immediately began to recover.
In alberta, in Canada, a doctor treated his patients in tents, and they all recovered.
In Milan, due to overcrowding, patients are treated in a courtyard.
And, patients outside recovered faster than those inside.
In London, a doctor at London Hospital recommended everyone to sleep outdoors; he believed that fresh air increased circulation and helped the body flush out toxins.
A New York, Roosevelt Hospital placed children on the roof, shielding them from the wind with screens.
They are put to bed with hot water bottles .
In the beginning, it seemed shocking.
More, six Massachusetts hospitals quickly followed suit.
In a Boston hospital, patients are treated in tents, heated with hot bricks, wrapped in newspaper.
Alone 35 patients on 351 died by contribution to other Boston hospitals, who lost half of their patients.
Fresh air, the circulation, the sun are all beneficial for the health.
Spanish flu has led to many deaths; some say 100 millions, but not because of the flu virus, himself.
People died from subsequent bacterial infections, in the lungs, at a time when there were no antibiotics.
Treatments at the time consisted of technically unsafe amounts of aspirin, quinine, the strychnine, formaldehyde, d’opium, turpentine and ammonium.
In all this commotion, even flu shots are made and they are given to some people.
Do not forget, that at this time, they reused all the syringes.
It is not known how many people have died as a result of these medical treatments..
More, without a doubt, fresh air reduced the death rate.
Be careful not to rush into potentially harmful treatments.
Remember to take in fresh air every day.’
[- Details, of this article, come from the book: ‘Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Holocaust in Modern History‘, de Catharine Arnold.]
Source: Lessons on fresh air from the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, on Circle of Mamas
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According to current sources, the ‘pandemic’ of 1918 is caused by an H1N1 virus (of avian origin).
But according to reports, a vaccine injected to soldiers in Fort Riley, against cultivated bacterial meningitis in horses [par le Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, At New York] was the cause of the pandemic of 1918.