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The Lack of Sanitation can Kill You

During all the wars the United States fought prior to World War II, more men died of disease than combat.  We are lucky to live in a country and era in which good sanitation is available.

When I was a child in South Africa, I can remember going to the butcher shop and seeing the meat hanging up, unprotected from the flies.  The butcher would slap the meat to shoo the flies off and cut the piece you wanted.  You would then take it home, wash it and cook it before the maggots could hatch.

In England and Europe during World War II lack of soap was a major problem. …

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