Malaria Calendars from World War II

I had no idea that these existed. They helped remind men (and women) in tropical zones to take anti-malarial medicine during WWII.

By Mike “Sport” Murphy Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. To young American GIs waging World War II in the South Pacific malaria posed a threat as dire as that of the enemy’s military forces. Tens of thousands of men died, due in part to shortages of quinine, then the […]

via Malaria Pinup Calendars, 1945 — Circulating Now from NLM





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