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This film presents a newly developed Rapid Treatment Center, one of a large system of centers created during the war. It shows the treatment program female patients undergo as well as the "rehabilitative" programs conducted.
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This poster describes the importance of treatment. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"Gonorrhea and syphilis usually can be cured if treatment is given early enough by a reputable physician or at a clinic :…

"Gonorrhea can be cured in a few hours : Syphilis can be treated in a few days : Visit Your Doctor of Clinic : There's a Clinic Near You"

This poster features a newsboy and informs viewers that gonorrhea and syphilis can be treated quickly.

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…

"Don't go to a quack doctor : Don't buy home remedies : If you think you have a Venereal Disease...See Your Medical Officer At Once : The Army Has the Best Drugs and the Best Treatment"

This poster discourages servicemen from seeking treatment…

This poster urges audiences to visit a physician if they believe they have venereal disease, discouraging feelings of false shame that keep people from hiding their illness.

"If you fear you have contracted a disease don't let false shame destroy…
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