BROWSE ITEMS TAGGED "GEORGIA"
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Sports Facts

Sports Facts

1949-1951

The popularity of sports and their statistics supported the Public Health Service's somewhat subliminal venereal disease education campaign...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
Cancer and March of Dimes

Fundraising for Research

ca. 1940-1950

The Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other government agencies, helped with fundraising efforts in the battle against diseases like cancer and polio...

Tags: Georgia | Health
HIV / Aids

Hiv / Aids

February 5, 1988

Dr. James Curran, a pioneering HIV/AIDS expert, authored an article for Science Magazine in 1988 which recounted the rapid spread of the...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
Polio

Wyeth Polio Problem

August 1955

In an unpublished report prompted by the infamous "Cutter Incident," the Epidemiology Branch of the Communicable Disease Center investigated...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Spraying for Malaria

Spraying for Malaria

1940s

In an effort to eradicate the threat of malaria, cars were specially outfitted for pesticide spraying...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Malaria Prevention
Agent Orange

Agent Orange

1983-1990

In the 1980s, the Public Health Service investigated the detrimental effects of exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange on Vietnam War veterans...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Georgia | Health
Malaria Map

Malaria Control

1935

Clayton County, Georgia, home to the National Archives at Atlanta, was once inundated with cases of malaria along the Flint River...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Malaria Prevention | Map
Fly Control

Fly Control

ca. 1952

The Public Health Service's Vector Control and Investigations Branch created and distributed a fly control exhibit which identified the dangers posed by...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Rat Control

Rat Control

ca. 1920s-1930s

Rats posed a serious health concern to medical professionals since they are known to carry and spread diseases...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Toxic Carpets

Toxic Carpets

1990

A citizen's experience with health problems after a new carpet was installed in his house prompted this letter exchange with the...

Tags: Georgia | Health