Tuesday, June 13, 2017

National Library of Medicine spotlights Stan Mack's WWII cartoons

Malaria Pinup Calendars, 1945

By Mike "Sport" Murphy

Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011.

Upper half of illustration consists of a calendar and lower half consists of a woman looking at a picture frame of a solider.
A swell pair of all-American gams serve as a risqué reminder to keep pulling for victory over both Japan and mosquitoes. These pinup calendars were part of a larger antimalarial campaign that emphasized the use of bed nets, mosquito repellent, Atabrine (an antimalarial pill), avoidance of places where mosquitoes swarm at night, and keeping skin covered.

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