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Venereal Disease covers the Earth


Dropped into the Andersen Library on the University of Minnesota campus yesterday to find this exhibit of documents, posters, and photographs from the American Social Health Association. It explores how the Association used research, education, undercover investigation, and civic action in an effort to eradicate prostitution and human trafficking and promote the prevention and proper treatment of STDs.

Evidently their poster designer

had a soviet

propaganda/Sc-Fi movie

sensibility

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One Response to “Venereal Disease covers the Earth”

  1. Lois Rudnick Says:

    Check out my new book: “The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture,” University of New Mexico Press, 2012, for a scintillating story that connects VD to women’s sexual identity, the origins of psychoanalysis, and modern art and popular culture.

    Lois Rudnick
    Professor Emerita of American Studies
    University of Massachusetts Boston

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