Wanted : For Sneezing to the Public Danger...The Ministry of Health Says : - Coughs and Sneezes spread diseases...

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number ARTV01924
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 74.2 cm x 49.3 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Monk, Keith
LONDON : MINISTRY OF HEALTH : CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR HEALTH N EDUCATION, [N.D.] (LONDON) : FORD SHEPLAN
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

Second World War poster, produced by the British Ministry for Health and Central Council for Health Education, depicting a man sneezing without a handkerchief. The poster was intended to prevent the spread of colds and diseases. The Central Council for Health Education was formed in 1927, largely at the instigation of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Until 1950 the Council was formed of representatives of the Ministries of Health and Education, the various associations of Local Authorities, the professional organisations of Medical Officers of Health, Directors of Education, doctors, dentists, nurses and teachers, and the affiliated voluntary organisations who were concerned with health matters.The Minister of Health recognised the Council as "the one agency for education in matters of health education generally" in England and Wales and worked with Local Authorities in England and Wales to educate their people in health matters. The artist Keith Monk designed posters for the Ministry of Health's ‘Coughs and Sneezes’ campaign during the Second World War.