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This silent film demonstrates the steps for chemical prophylaxis that men can use to prevent VD after having sex.

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This comic poster shows servicemen talking about women. One brags he can tell from looking at a woman if she has syphilis. They seek out the medical officer to settle the debate. He explains that only a blood test can confirm if someone has syphilis…

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This poster details how to use mechanical and chemical prophylaxis.

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The caption in this poster is in Italian. Lamenting that contracting VD is a sad end to a furlough, it also warns viewers to use prophylaxis.

1943 Your Face if So Familiar.jpg
This comic poster shows a number of servicemen at a diner. One talks to a woman sitting alone but another soldier picks her up and leaves with her. While the original man is upset that the other stole his pick-up, the other men explain that he was…

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This poster warns men to avoid promiscuous women. It also includes a map of prophylaxis station locations.

"Don't take a chance, Take a Pro"

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This comic poster emphasizes that servicemen, especially when intoxicated, should use prophylaxis.

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This poster shows the various locations where servicemen at the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base can get prophylaxis.

1942-44 Your Country Needs You.jpg
This poster warns that VD is a threat to the war effort.

1943 Axis Partners .jpg
This comic poster shows a serviceman leaving a brothel and then being stalked by anthropomorphized syphilis and gonorrhea germs. The germs are presented as German and Japanese stereotypes. They try to prevent the young man from going to the…

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This poster warns young men not to have causal sex because it is likely they will contract VD.

"If some 'wise guy' tells you that sexual intercourse is not dangerous, the facts are: A girl who would yield to one man has probably had relations…

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"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease : Pro Stations in this Area at All Dispensaries"

This poster uses Japanese stereotypes and warns audiences that gonorrhea (clap) threatens the war effort.

1944 Pro Station Map.jpg
This poster shows the locations of prophylactic stations in Panama City and Tyndall Field. There are stations for separate stations for African American and white soldiers and officers. The border has cartoon images of servicemen and pick-ups.

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"Defend Yourself Against Venereal Disease, Take a Prophylaxis"

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"'Stop Venereal Disease' : Go to Your Nearest Prophylactic Station : 'V' for Victory"

This poster features an image of a hand of the Axis holds a knife labeled "venereal disease". It urges audiences to use prophylaxis.

1943 Easy to Get.jpg
"Don't take a chance--Take a Pro"

This poster warns that venereal diseases are easy to get. It shows a serviceman outside a bar with a woman. A prophylaxis station is across the street.

1942-44 Your Stay Here is Temporary.jpg
This poster warns soldiers stationed in Asia to avoid VD through abstinence or prophylaxis use.

"Abstinence is the safest measure! Otherwise: 1. Use a contraceptive (rubber) plus 2. Immedicate prophylaxis treatment (know the locations of 'pro'…

1942-44 You Must Play Safe.jpg
This poster advises audiences to use prophylaxis.

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"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease : Pro. Stations in This Area"

This poster shows a Japanese man looking at a graph of VD rates. It advises audiences to avoid gonorrhea so they can fight the Japanese.

1942-44 When Speed Counts.jpg
This poster advertises a new prophylaxis kit.
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