ID#: 17490
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). This poster stated, “PENICILLIN CURES GONORRHEA [Clap-Gleet-Dose] IN-4-HOURS; If You Have An Unnatural Discharge From Your Sex Organs See Your Doctor or Clinic Today • They Now Have Penicillin for Your Treatment • The Drug is Furnished Free by the Louisiana State Health Dept. • Drug Stores and Quack Doctors Cannot Cure You”. 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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