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This was one of the posters that had been commissioned by the United States government, in order to spread the word to its servicemen that interacting with prostitutes in an intimate manner could put one in harm’s way for acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The poster is entitled, “AN ENEMY CASTS ITS SHADOW”, and depicts the symbol for the NAZI party (National Socialist German Workers' Party), a swastika, upon which was written “VENEREAL DISEASE”, and beneath which reads “DON’T LET IT TOUCH YOU!”. Also depicted are three allied soldiers standing at attention. Finally, at the bottom the words, “PROPHYLAXIS PREVENTS VENEREAL DISEASE”, was written. Posters like this one, were a tried and true method for the dissemination of information, not only with regards to STDs, but vaccinations, recommended hygiene practices, and the avoidance of foodborne illnesses, as well.
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