Lungs of Spanish Influenza fatality | Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine

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Painting of partially dissected lungs of Pvt. H.D. Cauvel, MDBH 76, died October 8, 1918 from influenza and pneumonia. ‘The picture shows the red lung type of pneumonia, a type of pneumonia which was peculiar to the pandemic’. Artwork by Lt. William Schwarz of the Army Medical Museum.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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