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The Magic Disinfectant


In Greenfield 1,000 cases.
In Turners Falls 600 cases.
In Millers Falls 300 cases.
In Massachusetts 265,000 cases.

Stamp It Out!
With Germifume

It is O.K. The Board of Health
says so. Use lots of it; the Public
Health Service wants you to.

It is Pungent, Pleasant, Powerful
in effect. It meets the exacting demands of the sick room, the home and hospital.

Invest 35 cents for Health


The Magic Disfectant

An Essential in Modern Sanitation

Its proper use prevents sickness by destryoing microbes, bacteria or bacillus in any contagious or infectious malady or epidemic.

Especially efficient as a preventa-
tive in scarlet fever, diphtheria, La Grippe or colds.

It kills the germ in process of incubation. It affords valued after treatment of the premises, and is a real aid to medical attendants and nurses.

Fully recommended by Massachusetts health officials and physicians.

Influenza is widespread

How can you avoid it?

Spray your handkerchief with
GERMIFUME, a magical, handy
anitseptic. Use your handkerchief
over nostrils in close, public places.

GERMIFUME fights for you, pro-
tects you, will save you.

Buy it TODAY.

At All Leading Druggists.

For 35 cents

Manufactured and Guaranteed by the
Onota Chemical Co.,
Pittsfield, Mass.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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This advertisement claims that the use of Germifume could prevent you from contracting influenza and was placed in the Greenfield, Massachusetts newspaper at the height of the influenza epidemic of 1918. It claims that the Board of Health wants you to use it and that you should invest 35 cents for your health. You used Germifume by spraying it onto a handkerchief and holding the handkerchief over your nose when out in public places. Since the influenza epidemic killed 45,000 people in Massachusetts, it is doubtful that this product was very effective, or its use and distribution would have been very widespread by public health officials.


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"Protection Against Influenza" ad from The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder
date   Oct 16, 1918
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   8.5"
height   5.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L08.042

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