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Flu Season Survival Tips From the 19th Century

Think winter sucks when a stranger sneezes in your face on the subway? At least you can head to Duane Reade for a Z-pack. Our 19th-century brethren weren’t so lucky. In case crazy racism, gruesome battlefield surgeries, and panning for tiny pieces of gold weren’t sufficient bummers, they often took a DIY approach to medical treatments and household fixes. Because what could go wrong? READ MORE