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Selected Pages from Facts on American Sports and Health

Sports Facts

1950-1952

The Public Health Service published Facts on American Sports and Health annually to increase public awareness...

Tags: Baseball | Health
Medical Register

Medical Register

October 1864

When African American soldiers began mustering for service in the Union Army, they were given cursory medical examinations...

Tags: African Americans | Civil War | Health | Kentucky
Living with Radiation

Living with Radiation

1959-1966

This booklet, prepared by the Office of Civil Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission, covers a variety of topics including the benefits of...

Tags: Civil Defense | Cold War | Health
Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

1963

Written by Lois Lundell Higgins, Director of the Crime Prevention Bureau of Illinois and the author of the first manual for female police officers, "Dope-ology"...

Tags: Health | Illinois | Kentucky
Mom & Dad Film

Mom & Dad Film

ca. 1940s

The Public Health Service's foray into filmmaking was not without controversy. "Mom and Dad," shown to same-gender audiences of high school students...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
Subversive Activities

Venereal Disease Films

ca. 1940s

The Public Health Service used a variety of media formats, including films that were widely distributed, to combat the spread of venereal disease...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
Comic Books

comic Books

ca. 1950s

In an effort to educate the public about venereal diseases, the Public Health Service published comic books featuring colorful characters like...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
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
Man on the Moon

Prison Health

1972

The documents and photographs contained in this civil case file record accusations of unsafe and unsanitary conditions in the state prisons of Alabama...

Tags: Alabama | Health