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Nov 02

Dr. Samuel Crumbine's Resignation from the State Board of Health, 1923

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on November 2, 2021 at 9:39 AM by Bill Sowers

A tribute to Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, head of the Kansas State Board of Health, listing some of his many accomplishments which benefitted not just the people of Kansas but contributed to better public health around the world.

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Dec 18

1900-Patent Medicines: The Art of the Great Humbug

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on December 18, 2020 at 1:22 PM by Donna Casement

Patent Medicine Fakes
1912-Kansas State Board of Health

In 1900, patent medicines were advertised in every local newspaper in the country and the product was mostly unregulated by government. Multi-columned ads shouted promises about the only tonic available to cure the aches and pains of life. Individuals who promoted patent medicines made huge amounts of money in their unfounded promises made to a gullible public.

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May 30

1920 Influenza Pandemic in Kansas

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on May 30, 2020 at 1:46 PM by Donna Casement

Schools, public gatherings, religious services cancelled. People urged to stay at home, wash hands, avoid hand-to-face contact. Health workers overwhelmed by thousands of stricken people. Sound familiar? Well, this was the state of things in 1920 during an influenza pandemic that spread across the world. Read the article and accompanying reports of Kansas newspapers as this deadly disease spread across the state one hundred years ago. All available at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library...

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