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MILITARY CAMPS

TAKAPAU AND OEINGI COMPARED. Officers and men attending campe in Fret weather have vivid recollections ot sore throats and feverish chills inseparably connected with damp feet and sudden changes of temperature. At the Oringi camp in 1913 the medical staff were £©pt busy up till all hours; and there wore over 1000 minor cases ol sickness reported at the ambulance. At Takapau in 19H, despite the exceptionally severe weather, only a few dozen “reported sick,’’ and the general health of the men was remarkable good. Now for a solution of this seeming paradox! At the Oringi canteen there was no “Fluenzol,” but plenty of olhei preparations. At Takapau the position was reversed. The canteen contractu] pinned their faith solely to “Fluenzol, of which over two gross in the aggregnli was purchased by the troops. In man) Instances one bottle would go the rounds of a tent and be the means of checking more than one incipient sore throat or feverish attack. Comment is needless! •

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MILITARY CAMPS, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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MILITARY CAMPS Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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