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Anonymous

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1915

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The German medical staff conducts inoculations of French prisoners of war in a hospital ward at the prison camp at Meschede. Typhus became the scourge of POW camps and the disease could spread like wild fire in the cramped conditions of the enlisted men's barracks. Prisoners of war from Russia and Romania carried typhus and other infectious diseases into captivity and after the contagion at Wittenberg, German authorities went to great lengths to prevent another outbreak.

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Germany, Meschede, Medical, Vaccinations, French POWs, German Doctors, Hospital Ward

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