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Actual Personal-Health-Care Tips From the 1917 U.S. Army Manual of Military Training (Written by Colonel James A. Moss) That Still Make Good Sense Today.
BY JOHN KEARNEY
Petting dogs or letting them lick your hand is dangerous.
Do not drink lemonade, soft drinks, or milk from peddlers.
Also, wounds made by toy pistols and fire-crackers often contain lockjaw germs.
King Solomon was wise when he warned his son against the harlot, “for her end is bitter.”
Do not handle dogs or cats, especially strange or sickly ones.
Do not have pictures tattooed on your skin.
Do not smoke other men’s pipes.
Seek good companions like your mother and sister.
Note: male mosquitoes cannot bite.
Do not adopt strange dogs and do not pet dogs.
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