Intendencia Municipal, “La Grippe” poster
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Over on Twitter, Gabriel Benderski shared a short version of the text in English:
The street poster (found in our National Library) was printed at the Imprenta Nacional, the state printing company, as part of the communications from the Ministry of Health to the population of Montevideo.
The indications mentioned are not far from those of today: To avoid contagion, a lot of hygiene, a lot of cleanliness, moral and physical tranquility are recommended to healthy people. Do not go to very frequented places such as, theaters, casinos, clubs, cafes, churches. etc.
Make sure that air and sun are not lacking in the rooms… if you lose your peace of mind and become a victim of panic, the organism will also lose its usual resistance and will leave the entrance to contagion free… each citizen puts their own part of it is to be able to stir it up, since the international prophylaxis against that evil has failed everywhere… to try to solve a currently insoluble problem is a scientific utopia. The grippe has so far despised in all countries, all administrative measures and all quarantines.