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"The Venereal Wards are Full of Wise Guys in Bed"

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"The Venereal Wards are Full of Wise Guys in Bed"

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This poster shows 4 men in hospital beds. Each of them explains his error that led to contracting VD: "I could pick the safe ones," "I tried to treat myself," "I refused prophylaxis," "I knew it all. I ignored the advice of my CO my chaplain and the doc."

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American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives, American Social Health Association Posters, World War II circa 1940-1943 Box Oversize flat 1 and map case drawer 11, http://purl.umn.edu/62528.

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C.D. Batchelor, artist and ASHA, “"The Venereal Wards are Full of Wise Guys in Bed",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed November 20, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/120.

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