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American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA) Industry Projects

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Title

American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA) Industry Projects

Description

The ASHA created these materials as part of their efforts to promote social hygiene among industry during the war.

Creator

ASHA

Source

American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives.

Date

1940 to 1944

Coverage

United States—World War II

Items in the American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA) Industry Projects Collection

This poster urges servicemen and industrial workers alike that it is their duty to remain healthy.

"Prostitution spreads venereal disease"

This poster informs viewers that commercial prostitution spreads syphilis and gonorrhea. It promotes the eradication of the system.

"He took treatments regularly. He didn't."

This poster contrasts the fate of two men with syphilis. It shows a happy man who got treatment and a man on crutches who did not.

This poster shows a physician and nurses leading a group of people, indicating they are all participating in syphilis control efforts.

This poster informs viewers that syphilis can be cured if people are tested and treated adequately.

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