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"Don't Be a Dope...Play Safe!"

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"Don't Be a Dope...Play Safe!"

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"Pick-ups spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea : Guard against infection : If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station immediately if possible. Don't be a Dope...Avoid VD (Venereal Disease)"

This poster conveys that "pick-ups" spread venereal disease and urges soldiers to use prophylaxis if they have sex.

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American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives, United States Government and Military VD Graphic posters, 1940s Box Oversize flat 1, http://purl.umn.edu/62436.

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US Government, “"Don't Be a Dope...Play Safe!",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed November 20, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/83.

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