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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
This is Ann

This is Ann

August 1943

The War Department's robust malaria awareness campaign included a booklet called This is Ann, about a dangerous mosquito. It was written by...

Tags: Health | Malaria Prevention
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
Indian Health

Sanitary Bathrooms

1914-1926

These early 20th century documents highlight the informational efforts the U.S. Indian Service made regarding the need for sanitary privies...

Tags: Health | Native Americans | North Carolina
Air Pollution

Air Pollution

1963

In 1962, the rural community of Spruce Pine, North Carolina took action against the International Minerals & Chemical Company for their...

Tags: Health | North Carolina
Atomic Fallout

Atomic Fallout

1945-1952

The U.S. Army Medical Department published this informational booklet about the medical effects of atomic radiation...

Tags: Health
Thailand Nutrition

International Nutrition

1960-1967

The United Nations recognized the health concerns presented by a lack of protein in the diets of children in many developing nations...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health
Malaria in Ethiopia

Malaria in Ethiopia

1964

In June 1964 the Ethiopian government published an instructional booklet about malaria eradication that contained a sketch of Emperor Hali Selassie...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health | Malaria Prevention
Vaccinations in Africa

Vaccinations in Africa

1966-1968

The Communicable Disease Center's Agency for International Development deployed to Niger and Ivory Coast for smallpox and measles immunization in...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health
Medical Radiation Treatment

Radiation Treatment

1948

Media reports about experiments with radiation treatment at Oak Ridge, Tennessee prompted desperate people from all over the world to...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health