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A German Valentine card shows an illustration of a nurse bandaging a wounded cupid, ca. 1916

National Library of Medicine

A White female nurse bandaging a boy cherub, black demon in background with cannon.
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    "Was fehlt dir denn, kleiner, was heulst den so sehr?" "Der teifi da hinten, der schiesst allweil her!" "Komm lass dir verbinden die herzerln und d'hand; dann jag'n wir den teifi weit fort aus dem land!"
    [Signature] A D E.

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    "What's the matter little one?" "Why do you cry so?" "The devil back there, he always shoots here." "Come, let me mend your heart and bind your hand; then we can hunt and chase the devil far from our country!"
    [Signature] A D E.