“Remedies” in the Time of Spanish Flu

A drop of whisky in the nose, treatment with aspirin, quinine injections, the “Bonox” cure… To deal with one of the most deadly epidemics of the last century, our forebears turned to “remedies of last resort” with results that often proved more fatal than the effects of the Spanish flu itself… In their defence, they did not have the means of communication we have at our disposal now, and medicine at the time was in its “viral infancy”; none of which will stop some people these days from (still) believing that an injection of vodka (or any other alcohol) might be effective against Covid…

https://theconversation.com/people-dropped-whisky-into-their-noses-to-treat-spanish-flu-heres-what-else-they-took-that-would-raise-eyebrows-today-167525

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