Flu warnings, 1920.

Signs of the Flu.

These are the signs of the Flu: a headache, sore throat, red eyes and muscle aches, but the back has the most pain. Sometimes, the pain is not severe and other times it is; and after three days of this then it begins to get better. These signs of the flu are not harmful to a person, but what is harmful is coming down with pneumonia after the Flu; and three days pass by and the person feels a little better and he thinks he is cured, and goes about outside and that is when pneumonia strikes. The only way a person will not get pneumonia is by laying down quietly and keeping warm and eating appropriate foods. You should not eat beef and fish; tea and coffee [??? ume kapa].

If you get the symptoms above, then go at once to bed. Don’t forget to drink castor oil [aila hoonaha] or epsom salt [paakai hoonaha] perhaps, then call the doctor. If you are poor and cannot pay for a doctor, then call the County doctor, Number 4539, or call Kumalae and he will call the doctor of the County. This doctor can be rude to some people, but don’t be scared to call; if he is rude, tell me about it and I will deal with it, or the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai]. It is a fact, the doctor is exhausted these days because of the great number of patients, but he can show this without being rude to the tax payers where his monthly salary is paid from; and we should be forgiving, and so should he.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 3/10/1920, p. 1)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke VI, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 10, 1920.


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