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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2013-06-21 21:04

Was it really the flu?

Wikipedia calls it the 1918 flu pandemic and the National Archives calls it The Influenza Epidemic.

No matter which descriptor you choose, I had never heard that, especially among young adults, aspirin could have contributed to their deaths by causing hyperventilation and pulmonary edema at the high doses prescribed.

Thanks to [personal profile] rainbow for finding that interesting tidbit of information.
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[personal profile] rainbow 2013-06-22 22:08 (UTC)(link)
most welcome! i'm still boggled, every time i start thinking about it.