Nothing new: Pandemics

In 1918 an influenza pandemic spread across the world.

The Cambridge District Scouts held a camp to pick flax and help the war effort when they were struck down.

No Doctors were available but they gargled with Condy’s fluid and dosed with Ammoniated Quinine, (with saccharin) and slept in the open air to reduce cross infection. On the worst day 16 new cases were recorded.

No one died at this camp though the death toll world wide was between 40 and 100 million. In the UK 228,000 died.


  • Activities/ Camp/ District Camp 1917/1918
  • Activities/ Camp/ Camp medicine


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