One of the newest artifacts in the  Army Quartermaster Museum is a WWI mobile laundry disinfecting unit. The laundry unit was able to destroy lice, and most importantly their eggs, in clothing by a combination of heated steam and formaldehyde at temperatures over 250 degrees. Laundry units like this were developed in time to be used during the last months of the war in 1918, and were a vital tool in the fight to improve soldier hygiene and reduce disease for the American Expeditionary Forces serving in the trenches.  Stop by the Museum and take a closer look!