Place North & Central America: United States of America
Accession Number ARTV07527
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 26.3 x 20.1 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Unknown
Social Hygiene Division
Place made United States of America
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Venereal disease prevention poster, presumably the thirteenth page of a book that has been torn out. This is a text-based poster, with no images. The poster outlines the various medical complications that can arise from being infected with Gonorrhea, and makes it very clear that Gonorrhea is a serious infection. An extract of the text reads 'IF YOU want your Bunkie to think you are a poor, ignorant simp tell him that - "Gonorrhea is no worse than a bad cold." 'The posters produced by the Social Hygiene Division were a breakthrough in preventive medicine - previous to the war, venereal diseases were rarely discussed, and there were limited medical resources in the United States for the treatment of those suffering from them. This is no. 13 in a series of venereal disease prevention posters.

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