Postmortem illustration of the lungs of Private H.D. Cauvel, Medical Division Base Hospital 76, who died October 8, 1918

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Title

Postmortem illustration of the lungs of Private H.D. Cauvel, Medical Division Base Hospital 76, who died October 8, 1918

Description

During the pandemic, medical illustrators depicted the effects of secondary infections on the body, such as pneumonia, after influenza infection. During the 1918 pandemic, more people died of secondary infections than from influenza infection. Illustrations like this one serve as an historical record of the potential damage that can result from influenza infection. Artwork by Lt. William Schwarz, 1918

Source

National Museum of Health and Medicine, Reeve 45224

Citation

“Postmortem illustration of the lungs of Private H.D. Cauvel, Medical Division Base Hospital 76, who died October 8, 1918,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed June 23, 2024, http://www.cdcmuseum.org/items/show/881.