Broadside, "Merkblatt über Fleckfieber" from the Army Newspaper, "Die Wacht im Osten," [1918?].

Broadside, [Eastern Europe], circa 1918? "Merkblatt über Fleckfieber." Outlines precautions against typhus, with mention of its prevalence in the Russian population, including Polish-Jewish workers and Russian army. Printed by Druckerei der Armeezeitung "Die Wacht im Osten." 1 leaf (23.4 x 22.5 cm.).  From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.

Automated translation. ["Notice concerning typhus." . . . Printing the army newspaper "Die Wacht im Osten."]

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Language: German
Published: 1918
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