Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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"G.O. 215: 'Officers and enlisted men returning to the United States will be subjected to a physical examination previous to embarkation and all those found to be affected with venereal disease in a communicable stage will be detained and placed in…

This cartoon shows boats labeled law, education, scientific medicine, and public health sweeping away mines representing quackery to safeguard the "National Anti-Syphilis Campaign" ship. It is featured in the NSHD broadside.

This poster shows a serviceman who was left behind because of VD. He watches a boat sail off into the sunset while a large hand labeled VD holds him on the shore.

This National Social Hygiene Poster features a cartoon that shows the ship of "prevention and cure of venereal disease" breaking up the ice pack of "prudery," "shush! shush!," and "ignorance."
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