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In the crowded and confined spaces of the training camps with men living in barrack huts or under canvas meningitis and other infectious disease such as TB were not uncommon. In the trenches too where cold, wet and contamination added to the prevalence of disease and infection. Trenchfoot, trench fever, malaria, dysentery, gangrene – fields covered in horse shit -. Soldiers were routinely inoculated for tetanus when they joined up but for the most other infections there was no cure. In the case of meningitis the patient was isolated to stop contagion but that was about it. One measure introduced and a practice still used today in hospitals, barracks and similar ‘dormitories’ was spacing between beds and bunks.
Private 12301 Boaz Griffiths, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. DoW – Sceptic Meningitis 2 August 1918, St. Pol British Cemetery. – DIED OF SCEPTIC MENINIGITIS FOLLOWING HEAD WOUND.
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