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Comedy as a "weapon" against Enemies like Disease:
Malaria is not ever funny but humor as used in this collection of posters was a powerful weapon against WWII enemies like disease especially malaria and the Anopheles mosquito that carried it because it was an effective educational tool for the young people that comprised our troops. Posters and calendars were important tools in the war time campaign against disease but history shows that advances in science such as the development and use of synthetic antimalarial drugs and residual insecticides like DDT were greatest weapons to malariology during World War 2.
Funny vintage 1944 World War II Malaria Prevention Poster public domain image; A comical young sexy malaria mosquito flutters her wings charmingly and waits on the pillow for the G.I. to bunk down so she can suck his blood. Text in a bright yellow box reads: Don't Go to Bed with a Malaria Mosquito. Sleep under a net! Keep it repaired! Tuck it in! Be sure no Mosquito is inside waiting for you. fight the Peril behind the lines. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-574718; Click for larger printable copyright free graphic file of this artwork of comical young sexy malaria mosquito art WWII patriotic U.S. government malaria prevention poster.
Malaria, Most Dangerous Second World War Enemy.
"This will be a long war if for every division I have facing the enemy I must count on a second division in hospital with malaria and a third division convalescing from this debilitating disease!"
|Army Issue Atabrine Tablets|
Early in the war a campaign in the prevention of malaria was initiated. A synthetic malaria preventive drug sold under the name of Atabrine was distributed to American troops stationed on the South Pacific islands. Complaints against the yellow pills were common. Atabrine was bitter, appeared to impart its own sickly hue to the skin. Some of its side effects were headaches, nausea, and vomiting, and in a few cases it produced a temporary psychosis. Although Atabrine was an effective antimalarial preventive drug but it was an effort to get the troops to take it.WAR HISTORY LINK: More information about war time malaria
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