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"Diseases of Youth"

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"Diseases of Youth"

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"Of all new syphilis Infections, 60% occur In young people between 16 and 30 years of age : 90,000 of the First Two Million Selectees Tested Had Syphilis"

This poster features photos of young people engaging in various activities and warns that syphilis is a disease of youth. It also cites statistics from the syphilis tests of the first men screened under the Selective Service Act.

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National Archives, Record Group 44: Records of the Office of Government Reports, 1932-1947, Series: World War II Posters, compiled 1942-1945, http://research.archives.gov/description/514117.

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ASHA and NARA: Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services., “"Diseases of Youth",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed December 17, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/45.

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