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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 was entitled, “Rubber is Scarce”, and beneath the title was a drawing of two “rubber” tires. However, at the bottom are the words, “BUT THERE IS NO RATIONING ON PROs IN THE ARMY; PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DISEASES”, indicating that though rubber is in short supply, prophylactics are available, and should be used to protect against venereal diseases. 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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