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Brandt, Allan.  No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Fee, Elizabeth.  “Venereal Disease: The Wages of Sin?”  In Passion and Power.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.

Jones, James. Bad Blood. New York: Free Press, 1993.

Lord, Alexandra.  Condom Nation.  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Parascandola, John. Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis in America.  Westport: Praeger, 2008.

“Parran Hall Name Disappears After Board of Trustees Agrees with Chancellor’s Recommendation,” University Times, Vol. 50, Issue 22,

Poirier, Suzanne.  Chicago’s War on Syphilis. Westport: Praeger, 2008.

Reverby, Susan, ed. Tuskegee’s Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Snyder, Lynn. “New York, the Nation, the World: The Career of Surgeon General Thomas J. Parran, Jr., MD, (1892-1968).” In Public Health Reports, Vol. 110, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 1995), 630-632. 


Clement, Elizabeth.  Love for Sale: Courting, Treating, and Prostitution in New York City, 1900-1945.  Chapl Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Collier, Aine.  The Humble Little Condom: A History.  Amherst: Prometheus, 2007. 

Gamson, Joshua.  “Rubber Wars: Struggles over the Condom in the United States.”  In American Sexual Politics: Sex, Gender, and Race Since the Civil War, eds. John Fout and Maura Shaw, 311-332.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Hegarty, Marylin.  Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes: The Regulation of Female Sexuality during World War II.  New York: NYU Press, 2008.

Keire, Mara L.  For Business and Pleasure: Red-Light Districts and the Regulation of Vice in the United States, 1890-1933.  Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2010.


DeNoon, Christopher.  Posters of the WPA.  Los Angeles: The Whetley Press, 1987.

Hansen, Bert.  Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Medical Images and Popular Attitudes in America.  New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2009. 

Parascandola, John. “VD at the Movies: PHS Films of the 1930s and 1940s.”  Public Health Reports, Vol. 111, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1996), 173-175.

Reagan, Leslie, et al, eds.  Medicine’s Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television.  University of Rochester Press, 2007.


Brinkley, Alan.  The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War.  1995.

Ferguson, Karen.  Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Grey, Michael.  New Deal Medicine: The Rural Health Programs of the Farm Security Administration.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Hirshfield, Daniel S.  The Lost Reform: The Campaign for Compulsory Health Insurance in the United States from 1932 to 1943.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970.

Klein, Jennifer.  For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America’s Public-Private Welfare State.  Princeton, 2006.

Sullivan, Patricia. Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.


Gamble, Vanessa Northington.  Germs Have No Color Line: Blacks and American Medicine, 1900-1940.  New York: Garland, 1989. 

McBride, David.  From TB to AIDS: Epidemics among Urban Blacks since 1900.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1991.

Roberts, Samuel. Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation.  Chapel Hill: University of  North Carolina Press, 2009.

Smith, Susan. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women’s Health Activism in America, 1890-1950. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 1995.

Thomas, Karen Kruse.  Deluxe Jim Crow: Civil Rights and American Health Policy, 1935-1945.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.

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