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Popular Science Flu Mask

Updated Sep 04, 2021
Kathy Pinna
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on Sep 20, 2016 2:08 PM
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A photo of a flu mask touted by Popular Science Magazine during the 1918 - 1920 pandemic. It has a hole for smoking - but not for exhaling the smoke. Popular Science was satirizing the use of masks, which they said were scientifically ineffective.
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AncientFaces commented on Aug 20, 2020
Popular Science magazine promoted this mask during the 1918 - 1920 flu pandemic. You could smoke a cigarette while being protected - but you had to swallow the smoke. (Yuck!)
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