‘Tis the Season

“Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases,” By Herbert Mayo Bateman, October 1942

Snuffle, sneeze, shiver, cough…

‘Tis the season to be sick, but I take some comfort from the wonderful health promotion posters published by the British government in the 1940s.Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases” was a British winter health campaign that instructed people how not to spread their germs and infect others.

This humorous film, shown at movie theatres in 1945, shows you how to sneeze safely into your handkerchief!


Handkerchief. Sneeze.

Handkerchief. Sneeze.

Now you’ve got it!

Source: British Archives

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