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Public Health
The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) targeted diseases that were seen as major threats to the war effort. The eradication of malaria in areas where military bases were constructed was the principal focus. Spraying insecticides, draining swamps, and screening in windows were activities pursued in earnest using military and civilian workers. The USPHS also made a concerted effort to keep the troops fit by educating them about the debilitating dangers of venereal disease. Movies like "No Greater Sin" were produced and widely promoted, warning of the consequences of indulging in unhealthy sexual practices. The exposure of war industry workers to substances used in the making of weapons was also a cause for concern and prompted studies with the goal of identifying and preventing possible health risks.
No Greater Sin

"No Greater Sin" Movie Poster

1941

Mosquito Experiments

Mosquito Experiments

1944

Malaria Control Bulletin

Malaria Control

1942-1943

POW Malaria Exposure

POW Malaria Exposure

May 5, 1944

Hazards to the Health of Individuals Working With RDX

Health Hazards with RDX(B)

September 28, 1944

Letters from the Field

Letters from the Field

1942-1943

Conversion of Airplanes for Malaria Control in Greece

Malaria control

June-September 1945