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Sleeping sickness kills… Spread by tse tse flies. Traps kill tse tse flies. Use them. African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF), Nairobi, Kenya, ca. 1970. The fly, alive at the top of the poster, sits atop a jagged large red lightning bolt. It follows the path of the red bolt through the traps one suspended from a tree branch, the other hanging off a line between two poles — to the bottom of the poster, where it lies dead.

Sleeping sickness kills… Spread by tse tse flies. Traps kill tse tse flies. Use them.
African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF), Nairobi, Kenya, ca. 1970.
Photomechanical print: color; 45 x 64 cm.

The fly, alive at the top of the poster, sits atop a jagged large red lightning bolt. It follows the path of the red bolt through the traps one suspended from a tree branch, the other hanging off a line between two poles — to the bottom of the poster, where it lies dead.

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No home remedy or quack doctor ever cured syphilis or gonorrhea. No home remedy or quack doctor ever cured syphilis. See your doctor or local health officer. U.S. Public Health Service, United States, ca. 1945. A human figure — formed from news clippings and advertisements about different non-prescription 'cures' for venereal diseases — pours out a dose of medicine.

No home remedy or quack doctor ever cured syphilis or gonorrhea. No home remedy or quack doctor ever cured syphilis. See your doctor or local health officer.
U.S. Public Health Service, United States, ca. 1945.
Photomechanical print: color; 56 x 71 cm.
Artist: Leonard Karsakov (1917-1993).

A human figure — formed from news clippings and advertisements about different non-prescription “cures” for venereal diseases — pours out a dose of medicine. Contagious disease goes unchecked due to the false advertising of unlicensed and unqualified medical practitioners, which are disseminated to the public through advertising in the uncontrolled and proliferating mass print media.

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